Water evaporation could provide vast amounts of renewable energy, find scientists

  • September 26, 2017
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A new source of vast amounts of renewable energy – the evaporation of water – has been discovered by scientists.

Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers at Columbia University estimated that lakes in the US could generate 325 gigawatts of power, equivalent to about 70 per cent of the country’s total electricity generation.

While they cautioned that the devices capable of turning water evaporation into electricity were still being developed, the scientists said their new analysis showed the enormous potential… Read more from The Independent