Can electric eels be used as future sources of electricity?

It is highly unlikely. Two main reasons are:

  1. Source: Wikipedia. It is evident that the eel produces only 860 watts of electricity for a mere 0.2 milliseconds. This is too little time. The power sources must be reliable and able to last for a long period of time. Eels cannot do this. Eels need to recharge after each shock. Giving such a shock takes a lot of energy out of the eel. Imagine how difficult it would be for an eel not to produce voltage continuously.
  2. Even if that wasn’t enough, animal cruelty would end the problem in its tracks. They would need to be raised in order to become a reliable source of energy. It would be an ecological and moral disaster.


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