An Australian company called Carnegie Energy recently introduced a system that might just make everyone happy. It’s called CETO 5, named after the Greek goddess of the sea, and it harnesses the energy of waves.
How it works is a massive, submerged buoy rises and falls with the waves, and the downward motion compresses seawater. That high-pressure water is then sent through generator turbines on shore, and voilà, power is created. Further enhancing the green properties of this technology, some of that power is used to run desalinators that turn the excess pressurized water into drinking water.
If these devices stay clear of the channel and popular fishing grounds, and save us from having to slalom between windmills, we might all just be able to support this system.
To understand how this new technology works, check out the video here.