Anguillian  concept for harnessing waves power

Anguillian concept for harnessing waves power

Jibri Lewis, an Anguillian student studying at MIT, has developed his own concept for harnessing the power of ocean waves. And, it might just make its way to Anguilla for testing!

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Working towards making Anguilla an energy independent country, Jibri Lewis, an Anguillan student studying at MIT, has developed his own concept to accumulate energy from the sea and to harness the power of ocean waves. It might just make its way to Anguilla for testing!

He got to MIT as a result of a science fair project at his local high school. He developed a unique concept to accumulate energy from the sea. From his research he found no examples of what he required, so he made his own prototype for Anguilla using his research. The prototype ended up being a huge success but was not enough to earn him first place at the science fair. What it did though was much bigger. He was able to make connections with a professor at MIT and receive grant funding from the governor’s office for his project which served in building, testing and tweaking his idea and ultimately patenting this new found wave energy principle.

Anguilla has the idea land to coastline ration for this project. The grant funded prototype is still off the coast of windward point. He was then able to lease his patent to MIT and his idea has grown into something that could potentially benefit the world. He wants to bring his idea back home to Anguilla for testing which requires local support and legislation among other things. Anguilla could become less dependent on other countries for energy. Many renewable energy systems require large areas of land, which is highly valuable, treasured and scarce due to the island’s size.

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