Aquantis is a company that is proving that energy comes in waves. The idea is that just as windmills pull energy out of the wind, turbines immersed in the ocean can pull energy out of the currents. Based on studies, the company claims no dangers to marine life, so the technology is ecologically safe. However, the bigger risk is whether the technology will be cost effective. Executive chairman James Dehlsen anticipates getting (Ellen Huet, “Just Turn It Upside Down” Bloomberg Businessweek. 6/6/12–6/12/16, pp. 24–25):
“less than 10 cents a kilowatt-hour in three to five years. (Wind energy hovers from 3 to 8 cents a kilowatt-hour, solar from 4 to 7 cents a kilowatt-hour, and conventional gas from 5 to 8 cents a kilowatt-hour.)” (p. 25)
Alternate forms of energy are always great avenues to pursue. Nevertheless, the ultimate question is will the waves-of-energy avenue be a toll road for which people are willing to pay?