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New “Vivace” System Draws Renewable Energy from Slow Water Currents

VIVACE can harness energy from "vortex-induced vibrations" in slow-moving ocean and river currents. Vortices in the fluid flow move the device, which is passive. A vortex can be seen in this photo.

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New “Vivace” System Draws Renewable Energy from Slow Water Currents

An artist's illustration of an array of VIVACE converters on the ocean floor.

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New “Vivace” System Draws Renewable Energy from Slow Water Currents

Michael Bernitsas, professor in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, stands before a prototype of his VIVACE hydrokinetic energy device.