Tapping Wave Energy To Create Fresh Water With Atmocean  

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Cleantechnica has an article / advertisement for a new ocean energy / reverse osmosis company looking for crowd-funding of their technology to develop a pilot plant in Peru - Tapping Wave Energy To Create Fresh Water With Atmocean. High risk and probably low reward, but this sort of technology could be very useful in western coastlines of the southern hemisphere.

Los Alamos National Laboratories estimates that globally there are over 7,000 miles of non-cultivated coastline with sufficient waves to support an Atmocean system. The company estimates that over 13,000 systems could be deployed in Peru and Chile alone, generating billions of gallons of fresh water per year. Sadly, Peru is even now experiencing conflict and social strife as freshwater supplied by melting glaciers becomes less reliable and aquifers are being depleted. ...

Like a blade of grass in the wind, Atmocean’s wave energy array has been designed to move with rather than resist the waves, ocean currents, and tides which together make the ocean a very complex and punishing environment. This key feature reduces our impact and footprint on the seafloor, keeps operating costs down, and allows for ease of maintenance.

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