By Euro Weekly News Media • 31 March 2011 • 14:39
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A 51-year-old man from Velez-Malaga, Manuel Vega Luque, has patented a machine that can generate electricity that harnesses the energy from the sea’s waves. Although it is still not possible to put his idea into operation, it won the €3,600 first prize at the Business Idea Competition that the town hall carries out each year.
He has been working on this invention for more than 20 years and in the past year-and-a-half has been performing calculations, sketches and tests on how it can be put into practice.
He was left unemployed and thought to put his spare time to good use; all he needs now is a loan of €15,000 he will now be able to make his first prototype.
Once built it will be capable of generating “enough to power 20 standard homes,” claimed Vega.
He has named the machine the Vega Ferrer Mareo Motriz (Vega Ferrer Dizzy Motor).
“This is a simple machine capable of producing renewable energy that does not pollute the environment.”
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