How does the pelamis wave power work?





Question: How does the pelamis wave power work?

Answer: Technically it’s called the Pelamis Wave Energy Converter and it’s a long snake like device which is made up of several joints that flex with the motion of waves. As waves flex the joints the motion is resisted by hydraulics that are used to pump oil through the system driving hydraulic motors. These motors drive electrical generators which are connected together and exit the machine via a single cable that runs along the seabed back to shore.

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