Gallery: Estuaries Could Provide Clean Power to Cities


Estuaries may be good for more than harboring wildlife and creating beautiful scenery; they could also supply power to the grid, according to researchers at the Dutch Center for Sustainable Water Technology, the University of Groningen and the University of Twente. Dutch researchers discovered that electricity can be harvested from estuaries using fuel cell-like devices that have no moving parts (so they won’t break or hurt wildlife) and can add power to the grid quickly — as fast as freshwater from estuaries is dumped into salt water in the sea.

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  1. jillyt November 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    This is a moment to thank the engineers of the world.

  2. csn November 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    have a look a this from Norsk Statkraft

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