Originally published on attn: on February 27, 2015.
A truly awesome thing happened in Australia this week, when the world's first wave-generating power grid station was switched on, generating not only power, but desalinated water — and all with zero emissions to boot.
On February 18th, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Minister for Industry and Science (Ian Macfarlane) officially switched on the Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project's onshore power station, the first renewable energy source the country has ever utilized, according to a press release. It is said to create enough energy to power 200,000 homes while also generating desalinated water from the ocean. And the whole system operates without creating emissions — totally freakin' crazy and amazing, right?
Read the full story here: http://www.attn.com/stories/1040/australia-desalination-energy-technology