Wave power pumps water uphill to create hydro power

A UK engineer has invented a device that harnesses wave power to pump sea water uphill, from where it can flow downhill to create hydroelectricity, raising hopes of a cheap, abundant source of renewable energy.

A test version pumped water 160 ft above sea level using wave motion. A full-sized version could pump to 650 ft. and generate electricity for 470 homes.

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  1. This looks very similar to Continental’s “AquaBuOY”. It works by a hose pump that moves up and down with the sea. As it moves, it compresses sea water, which drives a turbine to produce power, They claim it can survive heavy storms and could produce up to a third of the world energy needs.

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