Wales is considering building a dragon-shaped island with 10,000 floating houses to produce clean energy for Swansea city.
Dragon Energy Island, the island shaped like a dragon on the flag of Wales, is part of the Swansea city tidal project (TLP). The $ 1.64 billion project was proposed by Malcolm Copson, founder and CEO of MOI Imagineering, which was rejected by the British government last year due to high costs. However, the new project has a lower cost because the island uses underwater turbines to produce electricity.
According to Copson, giant turbines will produce clean energy for Swansea for more than a century without capital support from the British government. Other city councils and public organizations can buy electricity directly from energy islands.
Copson also shared the island's design with retail areas, an underwater data center, a solar power farm, facilities for producing hydrogen and pure oxygen. The island will consist of 10,000 floating houses. Floating houses will be located on a huge floor, protected by a seawall and apply advanced solutions to treat waste and waste water.
An interdisciplinary committee appointed by the city government is evaluating the feasibility of the project. Copson hopes to start construction of the island by 2021 and put it into operation in 2026.