Check Out How This Unique Floating Current Turbine Creates Optimal Power

Here is a picture-perfect technology with floating current turbines for the next gen power revolution.

The current turbines located in Kairyu that “floats” creating nothing short of optimal power uses this unique technology to generate optimal power. Here’s how. This technology to create optimal power uses the mechanism that would make the floating parts of the current turbines being tethered to the ocean floor. Additionally, the depth at which the current turbine “floats” are to be adjusted by the wing-like form of its body. It resembles a subsea kite more as a result. The benefit in this situation is that it can be readily positioned into the current’s quickest flow for maximum power (often at a depth of around 100 meters) and can quickly surface for maintenance. Each wingtip has a turbine that, when combined, can produce 100 kW of electricity in the 3.4 mph Kuroshio current.

The multinational corporation that has taken up the project to create and maintain this technology that would produce optimal power out of waves is all set now. This idea is being tried and tested by them and the next step is to create a complete, close-to-production prototype. Yet, the actual turbines are far bigger than the ones being built. These will be 2,000 times more powerful than the Kairyu prototype, with turbines that are 40 meters broad and two of them mounted on a “floating” platform. IHI plans to construct a farm using 100 of them when they are all completed, producing a massive 200 MW, enough electricity for 3,000 Japanese households.

That’s all, then! The ideal source of energy! Case resolved? Not exactly.

As you can see, this technology has three issues. Climate change, turbine noise, current slowdown, and turbine strikes.

Although man-made structures in the water are created in a way that they do not obstruct the course of nature, there are still worries that lives underwater can be killed or injured if somehow they get struck by the blades. This may not be as serious a concern, though, as these turbines can be made to rotate far more slowly than wind turbines and can be designed to do so if necessary.

On the other side, noise that these machines make emerges to be more of a problem. We already know that excessive marine noise makes marine mammals significantly suffer and can even drive them to beach themselves, alter their habit, and make them stop eating. The companies investing in the technology will thus need to put a lot of effort into making its turbines as quiet as possible since doing otherwise might have negative consequences.

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