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WaveNET is a Floating Power Generating Contraption

 - Nov 28, 2014
References: albatern & gizmag
The WaveNET is a floating and fully scalable wave power generation contraption that consists of numerous generator units dubbed 'Squids'. These Squids harvest wave energy via their buoyant arms and rise and fall with the motion of the waves. Squids can link up with as many as three other squids, effectively forging a massive floating and flexible grid.

Since the WaveNET system is set up as an array, it is capable of extracting energy from five out of the six standard degrees of wave movement -- pitch, roll, heave, surge and sway.

The WaveNET contraptions are likely to be adopted by offshore businesses such as oil rigs and aquaculture facilities as well as remote communities that are located close to rough seas but far from other conventional sources of power.