Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Gulf Stream energy

By Rachael
Most people have heard of alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal. But few people have heard about using natural rivers to power turbines. In Flordia, researchers are pondering the possiblilty of using the Gulf Stream to power turbines set up under water about 30-40 feet below the surface where the stream is strongest. Researchers are installing a small test turbine in a couple of months and if all goes well they could be putting more in. They are seeing the possibility of 24/7 power that could furnish 1/3 of all of Florida’s energy. For more information about Gulf Stream power check out

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