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News, 5/3/2016

Wave power makes a splash

Finnish energy start-ups are making waves that can change the world: there is a potential in wave power for unlimited clean energy as our planet is mostly covered in oceans. Photo: Wello

Finnish start-ups are at the crest of wave power – a vast future source of clean electricity.

Two Finnish firms are making an international splash with new inventions offering low-impact, emission-free electricity. Anyone who has seen big Atlantic surf crashing along Europe’s western coasts, readily understands there is an unfathomable amount of energy pent up in each crest and crash. Yet it’s far from simple to capture that force in a steady, predictable way – especially as any device must stand up to the constant pounding and salt while minimising impact on the marine environment .

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Updated 5/3/2016


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