Attenuators are long multisegment floating structures oriented parallel to the direction of the waves. The differing heights of waves along the length of the device causes flexing where the segments connect, and this flexing is connected to hydraulic pumps or other converters.

theres something i dont get...

why is everyone freaking out about the oil spill in the gulf of mexico when we can just get energy FROM the gulf of mexico?
there is already hydro and wave energy we could use in the gulf to power our homes much more easily, and ik we cant use it for our cars but it could help charge the batteries for hybrids.... im basically saying maybe its a sign that we really need to change.

and here are some pictures


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Attenuators are long multisegment floating structures oriented parallel to the direction of the waves. The differing heights of waves along the length of the device causes flexing where the segments connect, and this flexing is connected to hydraulic pumps or other converters.
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    that makes alot of sense but theres no way people arent gunna giv up oil that easily

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    its all about the money

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    Oil is humanity's worst addiction and it's gonna take something huge in order to break the addiction to oil.

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    but you need alot of them to make any difference in the energy supply. kind of like wind turbines.

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    Sounds great, how much energy do they produce, and how much do they cost. If the answer to the first is a little and the answer to the second is a lot, then well, who's going to pay for it?

    http://ocsenergy.anl.gov/guide/wave/index.cfm

    I don't see many facts on their site. I imagine if it's so great they'd just get at it. But I doubt it. IF someone finds alternative energy better than oil, think for a second. That person or company would be able to "sell" that energy cheaper than oil and in turn put "oil" out of business. But as we've seen with solar, the sun isn't always shining, and with wind, the air isn't always blowing, and it's expensive and requires large space to just store energy into batteries for later use. Maybe these are a viable alternative, what about the people not on the coast. Most of the country isn't on the coast. We just going to run that energy all over the country.

    • leeish
    • July 4, 2010, 8:04 pm
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    WOW! thats alot! ummm well i dont think you'd have the same problem with the solar and wind energy since theres a better chance of always having waves.... also i herd alot about how the large oil corporations have actually bought out some large legal government bill or something... you'll really have to forgive me i havent really read or heard about that in awhile but i know they mention it somewhere in a movie called the zeitgeist addendum

    and as for the whole cost and supply thing i think its actually kinda hard to find real facts about that. i simply got that information from http://thevenusproject.com/ and some other site..... im really not an expert on all this i just wanted to mention it and see wat you guys think

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    My point is that if it was profitable then someone would be doing it. We can't do something just because it's better for the environment and ignore the cost. I couldn't find anything on energy production or cost either. It's has to work and make someone money. Otherwise why would anyone put money into developing it.

    • leeish
    • July 4, 2010, 8:23 pm
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    yea i get wat your sayin and it all makes total sense, im just thinkin with all the problems with gas maybe its time to start trying other things

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    I thought most non-political people are worried about the ecosystems the oil is disturbing and killing...

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