Monday, March 23, 2015


This is coolbert:

As seen at the Internet web site an instance of the Australian military using the power of the ocean to generate "green" power. Limitless and inexhaustible energy without any pollution!

"Renewable Energy Looks Swell"

"Australia’s largest naval base now gets part of both its electricity and its fresh water courtesy of the Roaring Forties, westerlies, which blow between latitudes 40° S and 50° S"

"Carnegie Wave Energy, in Perth, has been working since 1999 on what it calls CETO technology. Ceto was the ancient Greek goddess of sea monsters, and Carnegie’s particular monsters are buoys that resemble giant macaroons. They float a metre or two below the ocean’s surface, bobbing up and down in the swell and generating electricity as they do so. The current version, CETO 5, has a capacity of 240kW per buoy. Three of the beasts are now tethered to the sea bed 3km from HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island. They also help to run a desalination plant on the base, for fresh water is a valuable commodity in Western Australia’s arid climate."

The "Roaring Forties" and the "Furious Fifties" those winds of the Southern Oceans and the swells as produced by the wind action the thing of legend. Especially from during the days of sail.

NOW producing energy in an unforeseen manner. And for the military too. This is a proven and working model of concept that needs to be repeated where and when it can be availed of.


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