Ocean Wave Power

Reese Halter

It’s not the size of the buoy that counts. It’s the motion of the ocean.

Allow me to introduce you to CETO, named after the ancient Greek sea goddess. It’s the first array of ocean wave power generators to be connected to an electricity grid in Australia and worldwide.

Since Feb. 18, CETO has been providing ocean wave power energy to the nation’s largest naval base. 

CETO’s technology sits fully submerged beneath the ocean surface. It consists of a tethered buoy that moves with the ebb and flow of the ocean. This system captures the up and down movement of the buoy, which drives a pump attached to the seafloor.

The pump, in turn, delivers high pressure water through a pipe back to the shore. Once on shore, that high-pressure water is used to drive a hydraulic turbine.

The hydraulic power is also used to power a reverse osmosis desalination plant, which provides drinking water.

CETO makes zero-emissions energy and fresh water.

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Earth Dr Reese Halter’s latest book is “Shepherding the Sea: The Race to save Our Oceans.”