Gallery: New Oyster 2 Wave Power Generator Unveiled This Morning


This just in: Aquamarine Power just unveiled its freshest wave generator design this morning! Dubbed the Oyster 2 (you may remember our coverage of the original Oyster), the new renewable energy generator is about 26 meters long and packs a mean punch – Aquamarine Power says that even a small Oyster farm could power 12,000 homes onshore! Check out the video of the plant after the jump.

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  1. Wave Power Lights Up U.... September 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    […] write a lot about wave power here at Inhabitat, but functional wave farms are few and far between. Now Ocean Power Technologies […]

  2. gerardomarina May 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I wonder where Salter\’s Duck stands with this, Dr. Salter technology is for wave energy aswell although it\’s transported as electricity. It uses and arrangement of rams and hinges. If I remember correctly it could generate up to 2 GW of electricity in the North Sea.

  3. perfectcirclecarpenter May 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve been preaching about how wave power could be used to pump water inland for the purpose of feeding terraced waterways in the desert hills of southern california. As the water cascades back downhill, it could generate power. The construction funds would be derived from the savings this accessible waterway affords thru sequestering fires. The water could be routed to desalination ponds at the rate it evaporates, generating sea salt. Water “temple” greenhouses with parabolic reflecting panels could distill water continuously (as long as the sun shines) for use in agriculture.
    If the descending aqueduct structure were open, the waterway could be used for local transportation. If one could develop a method of construction based on salt… seacrete comes to mind… one could build permanent and highly valued homes based around this “Venice in the Hills”

  4. Platypus May 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

    It seems to me that such a system would also have the benefit of being less dangerous to marine life than most alternatives are, and anything that absorbs wave energy is likely to reduce erosion. Overall, it\’s an excellent idea.

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