It is said that electricity and water should never mix, but a team of researchers at Oxford seem to disagree!
The Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine is a clever design conceived by Prof. Guy Houlsby, Prof. Martin Oldfield and Dr. Malcolm McCulloch in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford.
It improves on older water turbine devices in a number of ways, utilizing blockage ratio and a strong, scalable design to enhance energy output at an economic cost. The design has also been praised for its ability to operate in shallow seas or rivers where others cannot.