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UNDERWATER

WINDMILL
AMAR C
S5 EEE
REGISTER NO : 16030440
ROLL NO : 11

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CONTENT
■ INTRODUCTION
■ NAME JUSTIFICATION
■ MAIN PARTS
■ PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
■ WORKING
■ TURBINES PLACED UNDER WATER
■ MAINTENANCE
■ ADVANTAGES
■ DISADVANTAGES
■ GLOBAL RESOURCES
■ CONCLUSION
■ REFERENCE
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INTRODUCTION

■ An underwater windmill is a device that extracts power from the tides.


Tidal energy offers a vast and reliable energy source
■ This technology is similar to wind energy technology, with the rotor
blades driven by not by wind power but by tidal currents

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NAME JUSTIFICATION

■ Why it is called as “underwater


windmill”?
■ Basically it’s putting a windmill in
the water
■ Or as it’s looking like a windmill &
are installed on the ocean floor and
large river bed

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MAIN PARTS

■ Turbines
■ Gearbox
■ Generator
■ Cables
■ Support

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PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

■ Consists of a rotor, gearbox, and a generator


■ Water flows Rotor rotates Generates electricity
■ The gearbox is used to convert the rotational speed of the rotor shaft to
the desired output
■ Electricity is generated and transmitted to land through cables

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WORKING

■ The underwater current produced by the tides spins blades arranged like
an airplane propeller
■ These turbines are attached to a gearbox, which is connected to an
electrical generator
■ This produces electricity that is carried by cable to shore

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TURBINES PLACED UNDER WATER

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MAINTENANCE OF UNDERWATER
WINDMILL
■ It can be raised completely above
the water surface
■ Rotor and drive train (i.e, gearbox
and generator) can be raised
completely above the surface

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ADVANTAGES

■ Completely renewable
■ No emissions
■ Lesser impact on the environment
■ Low running cost
■ Long lifetime with little maintenance
■ Conserve fossil fuels
■ Pollution free

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DISADVANTAGES

■ The initial cost is too high


■ Very difficult to install
■ The blade must be coated to avoid corrosion
■ Maintenance is difficult
■ Damages habitat up to 500m away

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GLOBAL RESOURCES

■ It is widely agreed that, tidal stream energy capacity could exceed 120GW globally
■ The UK has one of the largest marine energy resources in the world
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CONCLUSION

■ Clean energy
■ Low cost
■ No need of land
■ Reduces dependence on fossil fuels
■ Tidal energy will be the mostly used renewable source in future

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REFERENCE

■ www.google.com
■ www.marineturbines.com
■ www.studymafia.org
■ www.Wikipedia.org

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