Researchers from Finland promise a new ray of hope for power plants and devotes of sustainable energy. According to their research, new water electricity systems can reduce water consumption by 97.7%.
Moreover, the study uses datasets of over 13,863 thermal power plants, which provide over 95% global thermal energy. Furthermore, these power plants with a capacity of 4,182 GW worldwide can brighten prospects for sustainable energy with increased cost-efficiency with new systems for electrical consumption. While the inefficiencies in production of electricity are widely known, the wide availability of data for these has lagged behind.
According to the researchers, the feasibility of transitioning to a sustainable model for creation of electricity is real. Their new recommendation highlight the growing cost-efficiency in energy creation as well as the potential for water reduction.
Potential for Sustainable Use of Water
Water is a key component in electricity creation, even in conventional methods. The current method rely heavily on water and it requires high-consumption of energy.
To envision a more sustainable future, the researchers identified cooling technology deployed in electricity generation. The technology requires water consumption and often leaves power plants thirsty for a seawater and freshwater supply.
The high-water consumption in power creation is a major concern around the world. The water mainly taken from local ecosystems is a major challenge due to potential environmental challenges and waste generation. The study promises effective ways and tools for power plants to switch to more sustainable forms of energy use.
According to the researchers from the LUT University in Finland, their tool ‘the LUT Energy System’ promises the best transition mechanism for power plants. The tool also includes a rigorous analysis of both seawater and river water usage of thermal plants. The study relies on data capture from satellite imagery and global DataData dataset