What is a Pelamis?
This Pelamis is a huge “sea snake” in the water. It generates power in the hinged joints that connect its cylindrical tube sections. As the wave move the joints up and down, and side to side, hydraulical rams drive an electrical generator. The electricity is carried to shore via a sub sea cable. In a Pelamis the pistons move in and out which gives power to the motor, which powers the generator, which in turn sends power via the power cable to our network.
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