A new device has been developed that is designed to provide greater green energy in a move that could transform the future production of energy for homes and businesses.
Checkmate Seaenergy has begun testing a prototype technology known as the Anaconda, which could help deliver cheap energy that is environmentally-friendly.
The technology is little more than rubber tubing filled with water, meaning it would be cheap to reproduce and manufacture, ensuring a supply of cheap green energy that could then be used by the National Grid.
Paul Auston, chairman of Checkmate, explained the invention works by using waves in the water, which create bulges along the tubing. These bulges travel the length of the tube and drive a turbine at the end, thereby generating power.
"We've seen excellent results in scale-model testing, and now we are gearing up to attract the necessary investment to develop Anaconda and begin producing the first full-sized units for ocean testing within the next three years," Mr Auston told the BBC.
Meanwhile, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced plans to scope out English and Welsh waters for their potential to host marine energy devices.
The move could allow green technology such as the Anaconda to be deployed across the country to deliver cheap energy that is also eco-friendly.
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