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Pelamis Ocean Wave Energy Generation Can We Do Better

There is a new alternative energy company, which has designed a huge ocean wave hydroelectric machine. But it is nothing like any normal hydroelectric generation machine where water goes thru a pipe with a paddle connected to a shaft. The Pelamis is a large three-piece unit with each peace the size of football fields, which are hinged in threes and as the wave travels over system moving the Pelamis components up and down generating energy.

There are four US states considering implementing this system about four or five miles offshore. Another rather large project of the system is being used in Portugal. I propose that we redesign this unit to be even more efficient. I propose that we make the top of each plane with beveled channels which would allow vortex water flows to stream through and thus allowing the planes to move up very quickly in a thrusting fashion. Further I propose these units be built with strakes prior to the water hitting the system or moving along these beveled channels and in doing so we would be creating swirls of water above pulling the system up ward along with some ionic bonding propulsion techniques using charges on a foiled coating.Additionally I propose the Pelamis system be built with one piece polymer muscle snakes inside, which when they move the system they cause friction creation inside creating energy and also would propel the natural motion of the waves based on their normal length with more energy.

Similarly perhaps we need to look at such concepts and take it one step further by creating natural motion ship hull designs, which would assist ships with its power to improve efficiency. Think on all this, as there is always power in the motion of the ocean.

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By: Lance Winslow

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