Gallery: Estuaries Could Provide 13% Of The World’s Power Needs


A team of researchers from Stanford University recently announced that estuaries around the globe could provide 13% of the world’s energy needs. For those of you who skipped geography, an estuary is where a river meets the sea, and the team believes that these areas where fresh water and salt water converge could be tapped as a renewable energy goldmine. Whenever river water diffuses into salty seawater there is a slight rise in temperature – this energy could theoretically be captured and harnessed to create electricity.

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  1. sukhdev singh saini October 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    really interesting ideas thank you

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