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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM
OCEANLINX Australian-based Oceanlinx wants to a deploy a wave-energy device like this off the coast of Maui that would generate electricity using the motion of the ocean. As a wave rises within the device, known as an “oscillating water column,” it drives air past a turbine that produces electricity. As the wave recedes, air is sucked back into the device, again driving the turbine.