Sustainable Blue Pier
Advisor: Steve Alexander
Today, the vast majority of energy consumed comes from non-renewable resources (e.g. coal, natural gas). Furthermore, most businesses obtain their energy from an inefficient electrical grid with significant energy loss. With the recent push towards green alternatives, we wish to address the concern of inconsistent energy production as well as energy loss through the current electrical grid.
By designing an off-shore ocean pier which harvests the natural resources near its location– wind, wave and solar–we intend to test and implement innovative methods for energy collection as well as implement them in a manner that is both feasible and affordable.