Saturday, November 10, 2007

AquaBuoy prototype sinks - allegedly

It seems that the 2MW trial Aquabuoy prototype off the Oregon coast has met a watery end.

The news is here.

It's not really clear what this means right now, but this strongly suggests that OPD's approach of taking inordinate care with the prototype device may prove to be the right one.

Finavera, Aquabuoy's owner, has yet to update its website, but the MD is quoted as saying that the device was only engineered to survive 3 months: it survived for only two, and surely wasn't intended to sink without trace at the end of the period?

On the encouraging side, Finavera is telling the world that the prototype delivered what the company hoped.