I made this project with a person I met in a science internship at the Foundation For Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge. (Saad Ahmed)
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This design is similar to that of US patent 7355298. It's not for profit. I've changed almost half of the equipment used. And the design.
A siphon refers to an inverted U-tube that allows liquid to flow uphill above the surface of the reservoir(a tank with the greater height of water) without the help of pumps, powered by the fall of the liquid as it flows down the tube under the pull of gravity, and is discharged at a level lower than the surface of the reservoir.
So in this Instructable, I'll be demonstrating the concepts behind Siphon Generation. And how to build your own Siphon Wave Generator at home using easily available hardware materials such as pipes.
Waves are a powerful source of solar power. The sun heats the earth causing the air near the ground to heat and rise creating wind. The air over the sea is cooler and therefore falls. This change in wind, causes wind to blow from land to sea. When the wind blows over a body of water the energy of the wind is exchanged to the waves it creates. The power of the waves is concentrated solar power. The power created in the waves is both the movement of the waves and the lifting of the water to the crest of the waves. And therefore these waves can be used to generate huge amounts of energy.
Wave power plants extract the energy from the waves and convert this energy into useful electric power.
The main advantages of extracting energy from waves are:
- The energy is solar with no pollution.
- Wave power is renewable and is a source of power great enough to power the world.
- Most are costly to build in relation to the amount of electricity extracted.
- Most generating devices are complex with numerous moving parts that experience great wear due to the salt and sand in the ocean often causing the cost of repair to exceed the value of the electricity extracted.
- Storms often destroy entire wave generating stations.