U.S. Coast Guard Experience with Wave Turbines

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by Donald H. DeBok, US Coast Guard, Washington, DC, USA,
Paul J. Glahe, US Coast Guard, Washington, DC, USA,
Kurt J. Heinz, US Coast Guard, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87:

Abstract: Since 1980 the United States Coast Guard has been developing a lighted buoy for exposed areas and congested harbor entrances. The buoy hardware is of conventional design while the signal suite is much expanded from ordinary buoys. The power system makes use of both solar and wave energy to produce electricity. This report details the development of the operational system currently in use.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Solar power | Water waves | United States armed forces | Hydro power | Electric power | Energy conversion | Ports and harbors | Federal government | North America | United States

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