Probably by now you already know that in the future fossil fuels will no longer be used as they harm our planet therefore researchers are trying to design cheaper and more efficient ways to harness renewable energies. Solar, wind and tidal power are the best solution for the moment and these were improved greatly during the past years.
Today we are going to talk about tidal power as a team of researchers from Oxford University have designed a new underwater turbine that is cheaper and easier to be maintained. It’s called Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine besides the 60% lower costs and 40% maintenance costs, it’s also more efficient as one THAWT will generate about 12 megawatts of energy which is enough to power 12,000 homes.
The THAWT has only one problem as the engineers don’t know if it will be approved as it could affect the underwater life. Hopefully, the underwater turbine will not have any ecological negative effects the the THAWT will be deployed soon.