Salter's Duck

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Salter's Duck (more properly the Edinburgh Duck) was a device designed to harvest wave power. Designed in 1974 by Professor Stephen Salter of the University of Edinburgh it was claimed to harvest energy from waves with 81% efficiency[1].

As part of the general infrastructure enhancement of Whitechapel prompted by the arrival of the refugees KK has started to construct her own version of the Duck. She notes however that it has more in common with the Pelamis wave power generator, being constructed out of salvaged oil drums[2][3].

The program that led to the development of Salter's Duck was abandoned by the UK government in 1982, as also noted by KK[4].

Notes

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power#Discussion_of_Salter.27s_Duck
  2. http://www.freakangels.com/?p=87&page=4 Entire Page
  3. http://www.freakangels.com/?p=87&page=5 Entire Page
  4. http://www.freakangels.com/?p=87&page=5 Frame 3
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