Using The Waves In Brazil

capturing wave energy

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Brazilian researcher have come up with a unique way to harness the waves.

This pilot project is still chugging away. Located in the state of Ceara in the northeast part of Brazil, this is one of the first wave generating projects in Latin America.

As you will see this project combine the economies of a land based system with arms reaching out to sea, harvesting the motion of the waves close to shore where they are higher than further out.

The floating disc modules consist of a 10 meter diameter floating buoy attached to a 22 meter long arm fastened with a fulcrum on the land side. As the disc rises and falls with the waves, the fulcrum of the arm powers a liquid pump that charges a storage system eventually releasing the power equivalent of a 400 meter column of water to an electric turbine generator.

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