A new, grid-tied offshore wave energy project called CETO is being readied off the buy prescription propecia west coast of viagra england Australia, near Perth. Carnegie Wave Energy is installing what is only today called the "first operating wave energy array scheme in the world." The installation will consist of three submerged buoys 11 meters (36 feet) in diameter, which will be anchored offshore. The buoys will create high pressure water which will be pumped to an onshore generating station to cheapest propecia sale uk produce electricity.
In addition to producing power, the CETO technology incorporates an interesting synergy - it is also used to provide fresh water. The system provides for more efficient desalination of seawater, since the water is already being pumped onshore from the buoys. Once it has powered the turbines, some of the water can be diverted into conventional desalination equipment. For regions in need of water desalination, the combination is ideal, and additional energy is not required for pumping water in from the sea.
The submerged operation of the CETO buoys helps provide storm survival capacity for the viagra pfizer india buoys and keeps the bouys out of view to minimize visual impact.
In comparison to wind turbines, the CETO system is small-scale. Each buoyant actuator has a rated capacity of cialis for less 20 mg 240 kW, so the installation being built will have less than 1 MW of capacity, whereas many current wind turbines have individual capacities of several mwgawatts. Nonetheless, it is another step forward for another energy generating technology. Carnegie hopes to expand commercialization of this technology and is targeting having 1000 MW of capacity installed by 2020.
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