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  • stinky_perro stinky_perro Sep 4, 2012 6:12 AM Flag

    Article on the NYT

    Came out last night on the New York Times. Can't post the link. If interested, easy find with google.

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    • launch delayed again... until Spring. Cheers!

    • Can't post links on the new yahoo format but... here are the first few pargraphs. Looks like there is also a NBC nightly news report out as well...

      By Kirk Johnson

      updated 9/4/2012 12:54:18 PM ET 2012-09-04T16:54:18
      Print Font: +-PORTLAND, Ore. — About 15 years ago, this environmentally conscious state with a fir tree on its license plates began pushing the idea of making renewable energy from the ocean waves that bob and swell on the Pacific horizon. But then one of the first test-buoy generators, launched with great fanfare, promptly sank. It was not a good start.

      But time and technology turned the page, and now the first commercially licensed grid-connected wave-energy device in the nation, designed by a New Jersey company, Ocean Power Technologies, is in its final weeks of testing before a planned launch in October. The federal permit for up to 10 generators came last month, enough, the company says, to power about 1,000 homes. When engineers are satisfied that everything is ready, a barge will carry the 260-ton pioneer to its anchoring spot about two and a half miles offshore near the city of Reedsport, on the central coast.................

    • Who? cares about a item on the New York Times?
      if for some reason it pertains to OPTT
      then get your favorite family member to help you with your computer skills!
      Sound good?

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