The Aquanator used ocean current to produce electricity. It was intended to generate power even with a small flow of 1.5 knots. The test device had a capacity of 5 kW. The aquanator’s slow moving hydrofoil design was meant to provide a green energy source which would not harm ocean life as faster moving turbines might.
The aquanator was meant to be cheaper than diesel fuels, with costs about the same amount as wind power and will be one sixth the price of diesel-powered systems.
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