Many scientific kinds of research have proved that the immense potential of energy is hidden in the ocean, it is much more expansive than other energy resources present on earth, scientists believe. Japan has tried to collect these extensive marine energy sources and use them in real form. For this purpose, Japan has decided to land a huge 330-tonne Turbine Power Generator at the bottom of the sea.
In this regard, Japan’s scientists say that this giant turbine generator will survive in the huge powerful waves of the ocean, and the energy present in these waves, will convert it into an unlimited power supply.
The project has been named Kairyu which means sea waves. Its structure is 20 meters long and in the shape of an airplane. This structure is surrounded by two cylinders of equal size. A power generator system was fitted in each cylinder which is coupled to a turbine blade, which is 11 meters long.
The project has been developed by Ishiquajima Harima Heavy Industries. This company is also known as IHI Corporation. The company has been working on this project for a long time and it has been almost 10 years. The company had tied up with the New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization in 2017 for testing its concept.
In February 2022, the company completed a 3.5-year-long underwater test in the Southwest Sea of Japan. It has been estimated that this machine will start working in 2030. The design of this machine is such that it will automatically detect which is the most suitable location for the power generator. It is to be known that Japan uses most fossil fuels as its resource. And most of his needs depend on the rectangle.
Japan is a country with a wide sea level border. Due to the North Pacific cyclonic force, the ocean rotates to the east. When this cyclonic motion hits Japan, it forms the Kuroshio Current. This is a powerful current. IHI says that if this cyclonic energy current is harnessed, it has the potential to generate 205 gigawatts of electricity, which will be equal to Japan’s current energy capacity.
Kairu is built to swim 50 meters below the waves. When it moves along the waves to the shore, it creates the necessary torque for the turbine. Each of its blades rotates in the opposite direction so that the machine remains stationary.
The Kairu is said to produce 100 kW of power at a flow of two to four knots (about one to two meters per second). When compared to wind turbines installed outside the shore, producing 3.6 MW of electricity, this seems to be very low.