On April 10, a massive storm swept across Cornwall, a county at the far southwest tip of England. A surprisingly high spring tide combined with 65 mile per hour winds flooded coastal towns and tore the roofs from houses.
A great deal of electricity is already provided by the movement of water in hydroelectric power plants. Usually, large turbines are placed just after dams or under waterfalls that spin as the water rushes past at high speed. There are other ways to generate power from the movement of water, though, and automotive supplier Continental is providing its expertise towards that goal. The supplier's ContiTech subsidiary is drawing on Continental's vast experience with rubber for the project, which pla
By now, most people are familiar with the concept of using wave power as an eco-friendly alternative to the burning of fossil fuels. What may be a new concept, though, is using the waves to power a boat. Billed as the most eco-friendly way to power a boat since the sail was invented, wave power is captured by flippers at the bow, and then serves to drive the vessel forward.