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Hydropower Kinetic Technology (USA)

Hydro Green Energy's hydro kinetic turbine arrays are composed of the only truly modular interchangeable zero head current based turbines in the industry. Hydro Green Energy's dual duct axial flow interchangeable hydro kinetic turbine is covered by U.S. and International patents.

Hydro kinetic technologies describe the ability to produce zero emission renewable power (energy) from the movement of water. Unlike traditional/conventional hydropower, which requires an impoundment of water usually created by a large dam, no large infrastructures are required eliminating negative side effects to the environment and marine life.

Hydro Green Energy's dual ducted hydro kinetic turbine array (HTA) as viewed from below the surface of the water.

The name plate capacity of the design is 250 kW per unit with a rotor diameter of 12 feet. Due to our surface suspension system, there are inherent operational maintenance and safety advantages.

An on-board gantry allows for the raising and lowering of individual units in the hydro kinetic turbine array without having to conduct underwater diving and maintenance operations in extreme water velocity and near zero visibility conditions. The floating raft provides a platform for operation and maintenance workers to stand on and place equipment during activities. In a tidal energy generation setting, this advantage becomes even more pronounced since all maintenance activities typically occur within a 15 to 30 minute slack tide (the period during which the current reverses direction). From a underwater diving standpoint, the short operational window during the slack tide significantly increases the risk of injury to the divers and the potential loss of equipment.

For more information, contact:

Hydro Green Energy, LLC
5090 Richmond Avenue, #390
Houston , TX 77056
USA
Phone: 877-556-6566
Fax: 713-339-9537
E-mail: info@hgenergy.com

Sector: Renewable Energy Technologies
Country: India
Area of Application: Power sector
Keywords: Hydropower kinetic technology, hydropower
Advantages:
1. High capacity factor (~ 90% +) in in-stream river and ocean applications

2. Highly predictable base load

3· Maximum net energy in in-stream river and ocean energy applications

4· Peaking generation in tidal energy applications

5· Highest degree of safety

6· Large projects consist of robust and simple metal construction

7· Small projects consist of reinforced plastic construction

8· Utilizes conventional mooring systems

9· Simple installation using existing marine vessels

10· Scaleable to large power generating stations (100+ MW)
Environmental aspects: Energy efficiency
Development Status: Fully Commercialized
Legal Protection: Patent
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Your Contact Details:
Contact Person: UN-ESCAP/APCTT
Address: C-2 Qutab Institutional Area
City: New Delhi
Country: India
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