Alternative Energy: Underwater Turbines
Underwater turbines are a technology that harnesses the power of ocean currents. They can capture the energy from deep-ocean currents. Imagine a clean and limitless form of renewable energy!
Underwater turbines work in much the same way as their above ground neighbors. Rotors are placed on a vertical stack and are move by the motion of the water. The rotor turns a magnetic coil generator in the shaft housing which creates an electrical current. The higher the flow rate of the water, the more electricity is generated. The major difference is that underwater turbines are designed to work with water flow from either the front or the back. This allows them to take advantage of the back and forth motion of tidal systems.
Elara shows the serenity and beauty of these underwater turbines. Imagine your vision brought to life.