Gallery: America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast


America is getting its very first wave power farm! Ocean Power Technologies, a New Jersey-based firm, is currently installing giant buoys off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon. Once all ten buoys are in place, developers hope to use them to harness the energy of wave motion and generate power for hundreds of area homes.

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  1. neptune37 June 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    You are doing this wrong. You are all doing this wrong! This could be the biggest conundrum of our generation and you are approaching it with the same laser focused approach of 60\’s NASA scientists. The problem is broader. I myself have designed a ocean wave energy collector that not only produces energy but also makes use of obsolete offshore oilfield tech infrastructure as it becomes obsolete. With very little input my system has proven resilience against hurricane force weather! Does yours? My system negates the problems associated with low yields versus fossil fuels. Also it addresses and solves a myriad of related problems that no one else seems interested in but so far no one seems interested in hearing me out. Oh well just keep plugging on I suppose.

  2. Albert V. Weaver July 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I congratulate the powers that be responsible for putting this in place. See for the tower Germany has put into the North Sea and for the solar panels practically a must for any new construction and repairs to existing structures. We are getting there and like Germany eventually fossil fuel free.

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