UKZN researchers 'sea' potential to generate electricity

A designer kite with turbines and linked to a grid which draws current from the sea is hoped to provide an alternative energy source

29 January 2023 - 00:00
By Suthentira Govender

A small team of civil engineering students and academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal are close to deploying a prototype hydro kite that has the potential to harness and generate power from ocean currents.

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