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Primary hydrokinetic energy converters with integrated gravity boosters for slow water flow
Prior art OUR PROJECT PRIMARY ENERGY CONVERTERS PATENTS LOW COST ENERGY & HYDROGEN
Background of hydropower systems
Prior art hydropower systems utilize potential energy of water from dams, called hydroelectric plants, to generate electrical power. Now days prior art hydro systems consider as not environmental friendly. Instead, the hydrokinetic power plants are developing. But there is a deficiency in utilization of slow moving, water current flows, particularly river and tidal currents close to sea side population and industry. Our newly invented technologies capture not only kinetic energy of natural flow. We have developed number of radical new solutions that exploit free gravitational forces, as well.
Velocity is a factor in the amount of hydrokinetic energy that can be extracted from flowing water. Several prior art hydrokinetic electrical generators work in very high velocity or flow environments, such as in the range of 3, 4 or 5 meters per second (about 6, 8 or 10 knots). While these high water velocities offer the potential for the extraction of large amounts of hydrokinetic energy, these velocities are present in a very small percentage of the world's ocean waters.
Prior art paddlewheel devices have been considered as alternative electrical generators in the past. Such prior devices have all involved either a fixed or floating vessel with at least one wheel component configured to rotate as the flow of water contacts immersed blades configured around its periphery. These previous paddlewheel designs with fixed paddles are very inefficient as power generators due to both reasons shallow paddle immersion and stop effects of fixed paddles after initial contact with flow and when going up in body of water.
Our radical new project is based on our know-how, issued and pending patents .
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