Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Catch A Wave...

and you're sitting on top of the world... Catch A Wave- The Beach Boys

I love this idea of generating electricity using the power of ocean waves or tides. I guess I wasn't paying enough attention. I thought they'd be at least starting that project just off Table Bluff by now. Isn't that the DG Energy Solution one the Times- Standard article mentions?

Good to see PG& E getting behind the idea, but with only a few megawatts worth of projects being started or in the works worldwide, it doesn't look like too many of the powers- that- be in industry are all that excited about it.

Another one of those things that probably won't really take off, at least in my lifetime.

12 Comments:

At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally think it is a crime that we are so far behind the times in how to harness natural resources such as wind, sun, water. I am glad that the notion has finally come to PG&E the technology has been in place for years. I feel that there should not be a single home, business, venue, or structure built that does not contain some way to harness the earths natural energy of sunlight. It should be as common place as cable and phone. Just one humans opinion of course. Wish I could convert my own house to solar.

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why can't you?

 
At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweden has been using wave power for a decade or two, Norway too I think.

 
At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Constitution Day Event

March Fourth, 3:30-5 pm

Has-Beans Cafe in Eureka,
2nd and I st.

Speakers include local HSU Professors and local politicians.

Patty Berg-Tentative

 
At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Cant you?

Well it is the initial cost that is holding me back at this point. But it is a wish that I am going to work towards.

 
At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After big oil has time to see money in wave power, then we'll see it as fast as they can build them.

 
At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are free classes all over the place 9:23 start there.

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Anyone remember Stephan Jacobs and Power Train Inc?Somehwere around 74 - In the beginning they had a new design for a hydraulic pump and motor - you could drive fluid thorugh it or drive it and it became a pump, a kinetic energy accumualtion system , when you slowed down the energy was captured, captured energy when you braked the car - The patent was held by Stephan Jacobs - an HSU industrial arts student under Frank Jolly, whose idea it was initially - they shopped the concept all over the world, took about 3 million dollars promoting it. Some people tried to save the company after it was all wasted, and a wave accumulator was part of the new product the company was developing.

Anyone remember what happened to that?

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A currently held patent by big oil.

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Will we have to invade the countries with the biggest waves now?

 
At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:50 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

A bon mot from a bone head. Charming.

 

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