?Turbines can create energy equal to a nuke plant?

Scientists have said that underwater generators based on wind energy could be used for harnessing enough energy to supply residents of the UK with power equivalent to a nuclear power station.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 12:12 IST

Scientists have said that underwater generators based on wind energy could be used for harnessing enough energy to supply residents of the UK with power equivalent to a nuclear power station.

Researchers have said that the ‘TidalStream’ system built to harness the power of deep, fast-flowing tidal waters would produce somewhere between 20 to 40 per cent of Britain's energy requirements, and provide the power capacity of a 1200-megawatt nuclear plant, enough energy for over a million households.

Being developed by John Armstrong, former technical director of the Wind Energy Group and Mike Todman, former chief engineer at Rolls Royce Marine, the system involves installing and maintaining underwater turbines in rough seas and deep waters, technically very challenging and expensive.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 12:12 IST