Project Research
 
   
  Checkmate Sea’s Energy: Anaconda Wave Energy
   
 
   
 
Made from a composite of fabric and natural rubber, the Anaconda rides oncoming waves and uses the motion to drive a turbine in its tail. The test device is nine metres long but its developers say that a full-scale device could be up to 200m in length and be capable of producing 1MW of power, enough for a thousand homes, and cost £2m to build. Farms of 50 or more could be placed underwater a few miles from the coast.
 
Harnessing wave power could contribute significantly to the Malaysia's target of sourcing 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The Carbon Trust found that wave and tidal stream technologies could add 10-20GW of electricity capacity.
 
Anaconda uses an entirely novel concept to harvest wave energy. Wave energy is free and widely available to the UK and Eire. Other potentially rich coasts include the USA and South American western seaboards, South Africa, Australia, parts of Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand and the western facing coasts of Europe.
   
  The concepts and ideas in the following research explains further:
  Maximum Energy from Moderate Waves
  Combination of Offshore Wind, Solar, and Wave Energy Converter Technologies
   
 
 
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