being positionned at the surface with the turbine easily getting out
of the water in 3 minutes, the device is much easier to build, repair,
maintain, upgrade, neutralise, move and remove.
at the surface the Hydro-Gen current turbines can easily be moved, towed,
regular marine device is 3 to 5 times cheaper that a comparable subsea
kwh generated by our Hydro-Gen turbines is far more cheaper that the
kwh generated by photovoltaic devices or diesel generators. Moreover,
this energy (river current only) is not intermittent, and therefore
does not need batteries to be stored.
and maintenance are standardized, like any vessel, and performed by
a shipyard or a metal work maker, close to the exploitation sites.
integrates current proven equipments. The generator and the power converter
are standard. We do not develop any specific technology or component.
devices are removable, tough, lightweight (90% of the components are
in aluminium or composites), possibly sent in container.
current converters are well adapted to low depths locations, a situation
frequently experienced where the current is strong in sea, river and estuary.
The diameter of the turbine can easily be fitted to the depth.
current turbines can beach:
to know: Low cost
objectives vs the marine current turbines industry standards:
(investment): twice cheaper
(operating cost): 5 times cheaper