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Italy Makes Waves With Sea Power Plan

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June 25, 2013
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An Italian energy company is preparing to build the world's first sub-surface wave farm with machines designed to utilize the motion of the Mediterranean Sea for power generation. The first prototype generator - capable of powering 80 homes - is undergoing onshore tests before being towed out to see to start work next month.


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