Kelly Slater’s Wave Is Powered 100% By The Sun

Just last week, Kelly Slater announced that his man-made wave, acclaimed as the best in the world, is completely powered by the sun. A new program by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), called the Solar Choice Program, which allows customers to tap into the existing grid and supply of solar powered energy without the need to purchase and install their own panels, and in return creates a readily and widely available market for renewable energy through existing platforms and utility grids.


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“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.

To read the full story, check out a recent article by EcoWatch




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