Offshore wind farms and tidal energy facilities harness the power of the wind and the ocean – but why should we have separate turbines for each task? Offshore technology company Mitsui is developing a hybrid wind-current power generating system that combines a floating vertical-axis wind turbine with an underwater turbine that generates power from ocean currents. The clever apparatus would cut down on material waste, and it could produce twice as much energy as a conventional wind turbine.
The world’s first floating wind-current turbine will soon be installed off the coast of Japan
- Post author:Environmental Advocates NY
- Post published:May 15, 2013
- Post category:Uncategorized
Tags: Wind Power