Oxford’s Bid to Improve Hydro-Electricity

100 HydropwrIt 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.

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