Deep Green - underwater robot butterfly, "flying" in the water to generate power
Development of alternative sources of energy in recent years increasingly gaining momentum. And the company from Sweden called Minesto recently entered into this race, having received permission for the construction of the vicinity of one of Wales Island Deep Green underwater farms. The farm will be constructed on the basis of power plants with a capacity of 10 megawatts, and the generators themselves are somewhat reminiscent of butterflies, "flying" in the water.
The generator of a new type of energy will be deployed in the 6, 5 kilometers from the island of Anglesey in the open sea. The first sample for the tests will be of a submerged platform placed at a depth of about 100 meters, the mooring buoy for holding the cable platform and, actually, the robot butterfly. The robot will float around the platform so that the generator is in a constant inside the underwater flow rate of 1, 5 to 2 meters per second. These conditions, according to calculations, will ensure maximum efficiency of power generation.
In addition, an independent company Xodus Group has assessed the possible impact of Deep Green plants on the environment and marine life. We analyzed the effect of setting fishing, risk of injury to fish and other marine life, marine navigation and on the impact on the course. If you believe the opinion of experts, the impact of Deep Green will not cause harm to living organisms and the environment, and according to the director and curator of the project Minesto Ilhwa Serkvist Hultgrena,
"Our prototype will be the first step towards the development of new energy technologies. In the case of successful tests and obtaining safety technologies for environmental protection of evidence, humanity will have at its disposal another kind of a virtually limitless source of clean energy. "