The use of a typical hydropower system for producing electrical energy is still under study. The method that is being examined would involved water being pump from the sea surface into a submerged water pipe having a turbine and a small generator located near the bottom, at a depth of about m ( ft). The free falling water would increase in power as it flows down the pipe until it reaches the turbine. As it can be seen in the summary table, this method would theoretically be simple and abundant source of energy as the ever present surface water would simply have to be pumped into the pipe to. But this is certainly to good to be true, therefore this energy method and the data are hypothetical.
May 28, 2008