SERVICES AND TRAINING
the kinetic energy of the oceans and rivers is not a new idea.
of patents are recorded at the point where it is almost impossible to identify
tenths of technologies are currently under development in the world at various
energy is now exploitable, however operators and users do not know how to
find it out.
this context only few true professionals who have made a full-time activity
of these energies since a long time can provide relevant answers to the questions
you may ask:
I use marine or river energy?
is the most appropriate turbine technology according to my needs and a define
will be my production and my income?
it profitable? What is the return on investment?
are the constraints and advantages / disadvantages?
is the legal and regulatory framework?
precursors, working for 10 years in this activity, with experience in
both field and technical, we can answer your questions, make measurements
and the necessary feasibility studies to support your decisions and strategy.
Please contact us.
of an ADCP transect of a river, clearly showing that the currents are stronger
near the surface and weaker at the bottom, and therefore where to settle the
current turbine for an optimum production:
provide all trainings on current turbines and hydrokinetic energy, taylored
made to your needs, with both practical and theoretical modules:
: hydrokinétic energy, origines, exploitation. How to select a site, sea,
river, estuaries ? How to take measures ? How to exploit them ? Power
formula, the Cp, the tip speed ratio, the limits. Power, energy and production
calculations. How to optimize the energy production. Economy: capex, opex,
return, total cost of kwh produced, profitability, the tariffs. Intermittence
and forecasting. How to operate a current turbine? Power conversion, the
wire, the grid connection. Managing a hydrokinetic project: the Gantt
chart, the critical path. Maintenance policy. Norms, quality, certifications.
Return of experience, evaluating the results.
(demonstrated on one of our current turbines in operation): Visit of various
hydrokinetic sites: how to select a site ? How to evaluate a current ?
Turbine présentation, the various parts. Setting the mooring lines. Setting
the turbine on its site. Setting the wire and plugging. Starting the turbine.
Taking the various parameters and measures on operations: which measures
devices and how to operate them ? Safety onshore and offshore. Maintenance.
an adapted training program, please consult us.
what current speed threshold can a tidal or river turbine be
in special cases, it is generally accepted that the turbines can be
economically viable on the spots with currents above 2 m/s (4 knots)
at sea and 1 m/s (2 knots) in rivers.
However, only a case-by-case basis study can determine the sustainability
and return on investment of setting turbines, depending on local conditions,
local cost of fossil fuels, the local cost of kwh, feed-in tariffs for
electricity, the supply cost of remote sites, tax credit, etc.
to know :on
remote islands the fosssil fuel kwh cost, produced by a genset, can
broadly exceed 1,5 USD!