Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists
"This is a totally new method of extracting energy from water flow."
- Michael Bernitsas, professor/VIVACE co-developer
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - A revolutionary device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents could provide enough power for the entire world, scientists claim.
The technology can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one knot -- about one mile an hour -- meaning it could operate on most waterways and sea beds around the globe.