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250 kW Wave Generator

Post by HeadsUp » Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 09:23

Not likely to be within the reach of us mere mortals unless you want to steal the 340 kW Servo motor for your hybrid / EV truck.

Their website says they spent $ 10 million on two sets of these.

Who among you lives near the beach ? LOL

http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0001-503 ... -equipment

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by 4Springs » Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 16:30

Hope it comes with an instruction manual!

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by HeadsUp » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 13:19

Reckon if it has a manual you would need a wheelbarrow to move it.

That thing only sold for $ 18,000.

Nice score for a machine that cost $ 5,000,000 to develop. :o

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by iamlsd » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 16:47

I wonder if this one is still out there - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-17/o ... ue/8529602

It'is a shame it never got installed.

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by HeadsUp » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 17:13

iamlsd wrote:
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 16:47
I wonder if this one is still out there - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-17/o ... ue/8529602

It'is a shame it never got installed.
Yes that was stuffed up by not enough buoyancy when being towed .

There was another turbine of that style installed at Wollongong , NSW , it worked well for a while but again destroyed by a storm and vandalism.

Generating power from Ocean Waves is a tough *** environment to play with.

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by Rusdy » Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 11:55

HeadsUp wrote:
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 17:13
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Generating power from Ocean Waves is a tough *** environment to play with.
Yup, I've been watching Carnegie since its early inception. But cost is just simply too much playing in a harsh environment. Impossible to compete with cheaper solar and wind.

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by HeadsUp » Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 17:16

Carnegie Ceto seem solid on design and finances .

As their scale increases the MegaWatt Hour costs come down.

I actually liked Open Hydro better for bang for buck ( Tidal not Wave ) , but unbelievably they went broke last month , possibly due to tactical warfare between management.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BFxwNq5qs

These guys are not bad either , 4 - 8 Megawatts from wind and wave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjmvXSmq_Rc

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Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Post by Rusdy » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 11:47

HeadsUp wrote:
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 17:16
Carnegie Ceto seem solid on design and finances .
Design yes, finances questionable. I have a colleague who is serious into share trading and has their shares for a while. After series of shares dilution, purchased EMC and sold again under price, sounds like a company who struggle keeping afloat financially. My take, there is just there simply not enough market for their product (can't compete in cost). Niche application for military application maybe...
HeadsUp wrote:
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 17:16
I actually liked Open Hydro better for bang for buck ( Tidal not Wave )
Same here. I like the predictability of tidal. Can become new baseload 8-)

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