Turbines at shallow reefs (Image)

20 Sep 2017

Coral reefs are another type of location with strong breaking waves. Water moving from the deep sea over a shallow reef creates fast jet flows of water. Arrays of small WECs will harness electricity from the vortex flow of breaking waves. The design—dark-colored blades on top of white bodies with thin stems—is visually pleasing, and resembles a flock of birds or group of flowers.

(Image Credit: Andreja Balon Kral and Tsumoru Shintake)

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