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Wave energy project canned in California

by Selwyn Bergman
on 31 Oct 2008
Oceanography SA
Oceanography SA

A project by the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to extract renewable energy from waves off the coast of California has been stopped by the state"s Power Utilities Commission after they found that the technology was unproven and the power purchase prices were too high.

The project intended to make use of technology developed by Canadian company, Finavera Renewables who have recently conducted a study in South African waters for the installation of their generators to generate potentially up to 20MW of electricity for the country.

Further reading:
California Sinks Its First Wave Energy Project
Possible wave power for South Africa

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