Fly over Hydro Heights, where a pumped storage hydropower station shops energy till it is required on the grid. Dive into Tidal Town, where energy from the ups and downs of tides drives undersea turbines. Or follow the course of seawater as it gets pumped onshore to Desalination Station and is become drinking water utilizing tidy wave power.
These are simply a few of the remarkable stops on Renewable Resource Discovery (REDi) Island, a brand-new instructional resource established by the water power group at the National Renewable Resource Lab (NREL) and IKM 3D and moneyed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Workplace. Produced by IKM 3D, the videos are now readily available to the general public and are meant for teachers, trainees, moms and dads, or anybody looking for to much better comprehend water power.
The island presently hosts 6 water-powered waystations, including animated videos that provide a closer take a look at how hydropower can develop and keep energy for when it is required on the grid or how marine energy can power activities– such as ocean tracking and desalination– that will end up being more vital in a warming environment.
The instructional reach of REDi Island will continue to broaden as brand-new waystations are included the coming months– 15 stops will be readily available in overall– that cover a lot more of NREL’s advanced water power research study And an interactive web-based app that permits trainees and instructors to dive deeper into REDi Island will be launched later on in 2023.
View the teaser video for REDi Island on YouTube for a peek into a virtual world where water power has substantial capacity.
” REDi Island was developed to show, in an easy however significant method, how water power can play a lot of various functions in our tidy energy future,” stated Arielle Cardinal, a task supervisor for NREL’s water power program who leads the REDi Island effort at NREL. “We hope that the videos make their method into high school and college class, where they can motivate the next generation to think about a profession in marine energy or hydropower. These growing markets are going to require their involvement!”
Discover more about science, innovation, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions and labor force advancement chances on the Hydropower STEM Website and Marine Energy STEM Website And keep up to date on other interesting research study by registering for NREL’s water power newsletter, The Present
Initially released on NREL.gov By Tiffany Plate.
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