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Technology Profile
Primary Organization HydroGen Aquaphile sarl
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Hydro Gen
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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
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TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation
Technology Description Hydro Gen is a big floating paddle wheels turbine included in a catamaran frame venturi shaped The frame is optimized to allow tapping a maximum of water in move in order to capture a maximum of kinetic energy which is transformed in mechanical energy by the wheel motion and then transformed into electrical energy through a generator mechanically driven by the wheel And then finally changed by a power control station to a steady electrical current normed at the customer request

Mooring Configuration The mooring could be a basic anchor a sealed fix a succion vacuum bell depending the seabed soil

Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 4.5
Width (m) 2
Height (m) 3.5
Freeboard (m) 2.5
Draft (m) 1

Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 7 5 kW
Device Testing
Scale Test •Tenths of tests at sea have already been performed
Lab Test •One exemple the choice of an synchronous or asynchronous generator

Date Submitted 9/28/2010

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