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Innovators: HARNESSING THE MOTION OF WAVES
OCEAN OBSERVATION & SCIENCE GUEST ARTICLES
- Memorial alum Daniel Hoyles and his colleagues at Grey Island Energy are working to harness the immense power of ocean waves.
HARNESSING THE MOTION OF WAVES
added on January 25, 2015 @ 11:53pm by Admin
Having grown up in coastal Newfoundland, Daniel Hoyles has seen, heard and felt first hand the power of the ocean. Now the ambitious Memorial University bachelor of commerce alumnus and chief operating officer of Grey Island Energy is developing a technology to harness the ocean’s immense wave energy to power everything from a house along the coast to a massive offshore oil rig.
Daniel describes wave power as another form of solar energy. As air heats up in the blazing sun, it becomes less dense, lighter and rises higher, only to be swiftly replaced by colder, denser air. This rapid rush of new air is how wind is formed and wind drives the ocean’s powerful waves. In the case of wave power, water is the medium through which kinetic energy, the dynamic energy of motion, passes. READ MORE