According to The Asahi Shimbun, this northern city that was heavily damaged by the 2011 tsunami is now looking to generate renewable energy by harnessing the power of the sea.
A local breakwater rebuilt after sustaining damage in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake will become the site for the new wave power project.
When the waves move up and down vertically and diagonally, they will send air through a duct. That air will rotate a turbine generator to produce electricity.
Artificial intelligence will predict and control the strength of the waves so that the generator operates efficiently.
The annual output target is 333,000 kilowatt hours, enough to cover the energy consumption of 83 ordinary households.
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