"NUR ALEM" PAVILION AT EXPO 2017: WATER ENERGY
Kazakhstan's Nur Alem pavilion is the most visited exhibition site at the EXPO 2017. Over 300,000 people visited it in one month. The sphere has eight levels and each floor is worthy of a separate excursion. One of the floors is devoted to water energy. The history of the use of this source of energy goes back to the distant past, to the time when the water wheel was invented in Greece in the 3rd century BC. At first the wheel was used to move the mills, and later in other industries. This interactive table demonstrates the development of hydro-technology.
Modern hydrokinetic turbines are descendants of that wheel. The hydroelectric power stations where such turbines produce electricity are considered a triumph of engineering. The hydropower plants provide about 16 percent of the world's electricity production and are among the leaders in renewable power plants.
DMITRY NAUMKIN, GUIDE:
- Alternative energy is very important nowadays. This section promotes water energy in power generation because it's not developed in the society. People are very interested in the "Journey in a submarine" installation. It looks like a submarine cabin inside.
The effect of presence is created here through audiovisual accompaniment. Visitors can learn about the ocean and its inhabitants. The ocean can also become a source of energy which considerably exceeds the general human needs.
"Water Power" game zone lets children understand how hydraulic mechanisms work. Here they can play with pumps, fountains and drive the water wheel.
AIGERIM KALMUKHAMEDOVA, VISITOR:
- The sensations are incredible when you stand under this artificial waterfall. It feels like real. I know that the power of waterfalls is used to generate electricity. I really liked the Kazakhstan pavilion, we learned a lot about water energy.
Developers use waves and tides. This device named pelamis transforms energy into electricity. This sort of interesting water world opens up for visitors of Nur Alem pavilion.