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News, 1/10/2017

Wave power makes a splash

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.

A Finnish company near Helsinki, AW-Energy  announced it’ll build the first wave-power farm in the Americas with a Mexican utility.

Meanwhile another Finnish wave-power firm, Wello, is partnering with Finland’s biggest utility, Fortum, on a project in Cornwall in the UK. The EU is bankrolling most of the €24 million budget.

photo: Wello
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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.

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Updated 2/21/2017

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