|SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER
patented an economical breakwater that not only floated, but also could be adapted to
generate significant amounts of electricity.
|A passing wave would lift one
end of a triangular tube, thereby forcing the water inside to flow through a generator at
the other end.
|This invention would allow the
development of harbors at many locations, especially the numerous islands around the world
that are uninhabited because they have no harbor (& a cheap source of energy).
|It would also be a significant
additional source of clean, renewable energy.
For more information see:
||R Buckminster Fuller
||U.S. Patent #4,136,994
|pp 269-73 & 281-85
|The Artifacts of R
Buckminster Fuller, Volume IV
||Edited by James Ward
||pp 295-96 & 363-65
Monday, March 29, 2010