A kind message on power from water that I received today from the one and only Lucas Wyrsch

Dear Grant of the HoBB,

Thank you so much for your great comment and for sharing!

I like the L.M.L.F. (Large Mass Low Flow Turbines) concept that works with the Coriolis force!

Newton’s laws of motion govern the motion of an object in a non-accelerating inertial frame of reference.

When Newton’s laws are transformed to a uniformly rotating frame of reference, the Coriolis and centrifugal forces appear.

Both forces are proportional to the mass of the object.

The Coriolis force is proportional to the rotation rate and the centrifugal force is proportional to its square.

The Coriolis force acts in a direction perpendicular to the rotation axis and to the velocity of the body in the rotating frame and is proportional to the object’s speed in the rotating frame.

The centrifugal force acts outwards in the radial direction and is proportional to the distance of the body from the axis of the rotating frame.

Wave power is the transport of energy by ocean surface waves, and the capture of that energy to do useful work, for example, electricity generation, water desalination, or the pumping of water into reservoirs.

Machinery able to exploit wave power is generally known as a wave energy converter or WEC.

Wave power is distinct from the diurnal flux of tidal power and the steady gyre of ocean currents.

Wave power generation is not currently a widely employed commercial technology although there have been attempts at using it since at least 1890.

In 2008, the first experimental wave farm was opened in Portugal, at the Aguçadoura Wave Park.

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydro-power that converts the energy of tides into useful forms of power – mainly electricity.

Although not yet widely used, tidal power has potential for future electricity generation.

Tides are more predictable than wind energy and solar power.

Among sources of renewable energy, tidal power has traditionally suffered from relatively high cost and limited availability of sites with sufficiently high tidal ranges or flow velocities, thus constricting its total availability.

However, many recent technological developments and improvements, both in design, e.g. dynamic tidal power, tidal lagoons, and turbine technology, e.g. new axial turbines, cross flow turbines, indicate that the total availability of tidal power may be much higher than previously assumed, and that economic and environmental costs may be brought down to competitive levels.

Historically, tide mills have been used, both in Europe and on the Atlantic coast of North America.

The incoming water was contained in large storage ponds, and as the tide went out, it turned waterwheels that used the mechanical power it produced to mill grain.

The earliest occurrences date from the Middle Ages, or even from Roman times.

It was only in the 19th century that the process of using falling water and spinning turbines to create electricity was introduced in the U.S. and Europe.

The world’s first large-scale tidal power plant, the Rance Tidal Power Station, became operational in 1966.

Have a great and happy day!

Best,

Lucas