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 Anchoring Giant Paravanes in Ocean Currents

Ocean currents is the most dependable of available geoflow energy sources, with a potential power comparable to wind. It may be necessary to geoengineer ocean currents if certain catastrophic conditions emerge. Paravanes and membranes can tap or modify currents, but a key precondition is an anchoring technology strong enough to support powerful reaction forces.

Deep sea oil drilling technology seems to offer a ready-made capacity to create suitable anchor holes in deep ocean floor. Giant galvanized steel wire ropes could be anchored in such holes to maximum loadings. The useful potential of ocean currents could then be unleashed.

Naturally, the environmental impacts must be carefully respected.

CoolIP                       ~Dave Santos            Aug. 31, 2011           M4082

Comment and development of this topic will be occurring here.       
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Related links:

  • Same anchoring could anchor at-sea MacroKite AWECS.   JoeF
  • Perhaps anchor the MacroKite of air to the MacroParavane systems. JoeF

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