MemberJuly 6, 2021 at 9:53 AM
Electricity is one of the important utilities man has ever discovered after the wheel. It is defined as the flow of electrons from one point to another in a conducting medium. The process of generating electricity usually involves a turbine, a moving medium like air or water that rotates the turbine snd a system to convert the kinetic energy into electrical energy to transmit it to the destined points.
The figures given here depict the generation of electricity from sea waves by a system constructed near the shoreline to utilize the velocity of the incoming sea waves. Figure A shows how the system works when a sea wave enters into the generating system while figure B illustrates how the system changes when the entered sea wave retreats from the system back to sea.
In Figure A, when a wave enters, it is channeled through a vertical column that contains a turbine. The wave enters the column at a high velocity making the turbine within the column rotate at the speed of the incident wave in a clockwise direction. The circulation of the air in this section will be in an upward motion. The rotation of the turbine results in the generation of electricity in the system.
In Figure B, it is clear that as the wave reaches the maximum height, it recedes back to the sea through the column by the influence of gravity. As the water runs in a downward motion, the velocity is transferred to the rotation of the turbine in the clockwise direction which results in the generation of electricity in the system. Since such systems are constructed in shorelines with frequent high-velocity waves, simultaneous generation of electricity happens.