SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER
CONCLUSION: ENERGY
FLOATING BREAKWATER/GENERATOR
In '79 Fuller 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:
Floating Breakwater R Buckminster Fuller U.S. Patent #4,136,994 01-30-79
Inventions

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pp 269-73 & 281-85 1983
The Artifacts of R Buckminster Fuller, Volume IV Edited by James Ward pp 295-96 & 363-65 1985

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