In just under a decade, we can expect to see a new form of sea monster take to the waves off
Each rig will produce about 300 MW of energy - measuring 1.2 miles long by .5 mile wide, they’ll generate energy from the sun and waves. Part of the energy collected will power underwater LED lights, that will make the platform into a nursery of sorts to grow CO2-absorbing seaweed, that will in turn feed fish and plankton.
A scaled demonstration rig is already undergoing testing, and a full evaluation is to begin soon. Researchers say the rigs are only about three years away from being a reality.
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