Wave energy a tantalizing prospect

RIDING THE WAVE: Travis Tucker, an engineer at Electro Standards Laboratories, performs a preliminary in-water buoy testing for a project on wave-energy generation being done in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island. The test was done at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett. / COURTESY ELECTRO STANDARDS LABORATORIES
RIDING THE WAVE: Travis Tucker, an engineer at Electro Standards Laboratories, performs a preliminary in-water buoy testing for a project on wave-energy generation being done in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island. The test was done at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett. / COURTESY ELECTRO STANDARDS LABORATORIES
It seems natural in the Ocean State that engineering companies and university researchers would sooner or later zero in on the mission to harvest energy from waves in the sea. Movement toward that tantalizing goal of producing wave energy is already in progress through collaboration between Electro Standards Laboratories in Cranston and the University of…

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