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Robinson Crusoe Would Love This: A Floating Pump That Uses Wave Power to Produce Electricity

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Dec 11, 2015 11:31:00 AM

It's called the Searaser, and its inventor believes it's a viable way to provide power to oceanfront homes.

IN THE FIRST TRIAL of his prototype device, British inventor Alvin Smith knew he was on to something, when he pumped about 112,000 liters of water over a 24-hour period. The pump, which looks like an ocean buoy, contains a floating piston system that responds to waves as small as 6-inches high.

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