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Large amount of energy from the properties of water

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Founder & CEO Notatus S.L.

Conocimientos avanzados en especialidades, como Hidrología, Energía Hidráulica, Energía Fotovoltaica y Pequeños Aerogeneradores, Sistemas Audiovisuales y Música Sinfónica a nivel de compositor y...

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As I have been saying, water has wonderful properties, such as the upward thrust on submerged objects and since there are waves in the seas that can lift large ships that later gravity returns to their origin, it is possible to obtain large amounts of energy by closing the circle of forces involved.

The illustration shows a possible installation based on the © "Method of Circular Use of Natural Forces" of 10 floating elements that can take advantage of the same wave to rise and fall whose energy can be processed by the submerged motor system.

As shown in the following case, without depending on the energy of the waves other than in terms of their displacement, it is possible to obtain huge amounts of energy with installations that are not excessively expensive and in any case, very quickly amortizable.

A succession of waves generated artificially by the motor assembly and translational vane that can be seen in the upper left quadrant of the illustration. Since the waves are displacements of energy and not currents of water, they hardly do work on the objects they pass, since they produce a vertical movement and therefore do not produce such work on them. Thus, each wave generated acts on all the floating elements that can be seen in the illustration, of which 6 of them, after changing the waves in direction through the curve on the right, are observed in the lower part, thus multiplying the influence of each wave by the number of them, which here add up to a total of 10. If we consider that each Floating has a weight of 1,000 tons, that there are 10 of them and a wave of 2 meters is generated every 10 seconds, then A power of: 1,000 x 2 x 9.8 = 19,600 kW will have been achieved, which when working with a period of 10 seconds deliver an energy of 1,960 kWh; as it is 10 floating elements = 19,600 kWh, which means a daily production of 470,400 kWh, equivalent to 47,000 liters of gasoline or 296 barrels of oil or the daily production of 117.6 2 MW wind turbines, when operating at about 20 rpm for 6 hours on an annual average. Let us remember that the “Motrico” wave power plant with its 16 turbines is capable of producing 970 MWh per year, that is, twice in one year what this example does in one day.

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