by Daniel Hurst
Brisbane, Australia - A Brisbane inventor is hoping to harness the power of the ocean during a six-month trial of a floating wave generator starting in Moreton Bay next week.
The tests, which involve a 30-metre long plastic prototype capable of generating 300 watts of power each hour, could lead to the development of bigger wave-power stations suited to small coastal communities in the future.
The $200,000 device allows the waves that pass underneath to push air from one chamber into another. The movement of air drives a turbine to generate power.
Balance of article: Brisbane Times