Drifting with the mechanical seaweed

This lovely little project will be implemented on the Victorian (Australia) coastline not too far from where I grew up.

The $14 million BioWAVE project is a single wave energy unit that will be anchored to the sea floor 30 metres underwater and about 800 metres from the shore at a site four kilometres west of Port Fairy. The 450-kilowatt (kW) unit will be connected to the energy grid and power 300 homes by early 2013.

You can read more about it here.

Bio-mimicry is a fantastic area to explore, containing some wonderful ideas and projects. To learn more spend 20 minutes with TED presenter Michael Pawlyn as he shows how we can use nature’s genuis in architecture.

 

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