Triton is a 'mechanical jellyfish' that could allow us to harvest tons of energy from the ocean, generating power at an unprecedented rate by gathering energy from waves.
As we move farther and farther into the epoch dominated by humans, we are growing increasingly desperate to find ways to sustainably harvest energy across the globe. Fortunately, from the looks of it, our renewable energy future seems pretty promising.
But we’re not there yet, and we’re still trying to devise improved methods of collecting energy, and there’s a perfect place to turn to—the oceans.
And that’s precisely where Triton comes in.
It’s a new device invented by Oscilla Power that harnesses the kinetic power of the ocean’s waves. Since there’s a lot of waves out there (approximately 1.4 billion cubic kilometres, or 332 million cubic miles, of ocean water), there’s a lot of energy that can be obtained.
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