A large buoy which will act as a breakwater and simultaneously create energy from wave action is planned at the Japan Maritime Science & Technology Centre at Yokosuka. The tanker-shaped buoy will measure 100 by 20 by 6 meters in its test phase, but will be even larger when manufactured for practical use. Breaking waves will force air in jets through the buoy's perforated deck (a design originally developed at Canada's National Research Council) driving turbines to generate electricity. The initial target is 2,400 kw at a cost of 11 yen per kw, compared to current methods which cost 12 yen for household power.

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    Transportation Development Agency Centre

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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM