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Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:36

Kelly Slater: World’s ‘Best Man-Made Wave’ Is Powered 100% by the Sun

Kelly Slater wave company made a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) new Solar Choice program that allows customers to go 100 percent solar without installing a single solar panel.

Despite this information have been released last February 2016, is always good to remember that Slater Wave Pool is different from his competition(Wave Garden). The power is a 100 % suplied by the energy of the sun.

Under this program, PG&E customers can purchase half or all of their electric power from solar farms in Northern and Central California. The program was created through Senate Bill No. 43—Electricity: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program—to expand consumer access to renewable energy resources.

Slater’s Lenmoore, California-based wave machine—touted as the “longest, rideable open-barrel man-made wave in the world”—is one of the first to take advantage of the initiative.

“We are committed to encouraging sustainable development at any site using our technology,” Noah Grimmett, the general manager of Kelly Slater Wave Company, said in an statement. “As part of this commitment, we are pleased that our first site in Central California is 100 percent powered by solar energy through PG&E’s Solar Choice,”

“This program allows Kelly Slater Wave Company to not only be a pioneer in wave technology, but also in supporting sustainable power initiatives as we act environmentally through an alternative to installing solar panels and fulfill our vision of building the best man-made wave,” Grimmett added.

This isn’t the first time Slater has turned his eco-passion into good causes. His love of the ocean translated into his sustainable clothing line, Outerknown, that includes a line of 100 percent recyclable clothing made from reclaimed fishing nets.



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