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Technology Profile
Primary Organization RWE npower renewables
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Oscillating Water Column
Technology Description The breaking waves force water into an opening below water level which is then sucked out again when the waves retreat This constant rise and fall sets a column of water trapped in several chambers in motion The air mass above water is thus alternately compressed and sucked in powering a turbine that generates electricity The pilot plant s output will be enough to supply around 1 500 homes with electricity

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Device Testing
Date Submitted 01:12.5

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