Our turbine is composed of an underwater propeller whose role is to convert the kinetic energy of river and estuary currents in the same way as a wind turbine uses the kinetic energy of the wind. Once the kinetic energy is converted into mechanical energy, is then converted into electricity by an alternator.
This inexhaustible resource has the advantage of being environmentally friendly, reliable and consistent.
By floating, its installation is fast and respectful of the environment. The machine is easy to maneuver, like a boat.
Sturdy and robust, it was designed to resist oncoming logs and other heavy debris that might strike.
Maintenance is simple. The entire machine is made with industry standard parts and is built of steel and aluminum. Additionally, the propeller and the bulb (containing the electrical to mechanical energy conversion system) can be brought to the surface during any service operations on site.
Depending on the installation location, energy is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Natural full time current !
The floating tidal turbine is attached to a mooring that holds it in the current’s axis (two moorings are used on estuary site).
The propeller technology, mounted on a pivot, allows the tidal turbine H3 to capitalize on current in two directions.
On-site installation by simply towing turbines to the location, facilitates the construction of large tidal turbine farms for important power requirement.
This design adaptability is particularly advantageous when equipping a farm in an evolutionary fashion at a location whose energy needs are increasing.