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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Rugged Renewables EMAT Inc

Technology Type
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Axial Flow Turbine

Technology Description The large blade area of the Savonious Turbine allows for low blade loading which eases the mechanical design The low speed in relation to flow speed ensures minimal environmental disturbance The output characteristic is peaked with a maximum free running speed at a tip speed ratio of about 1 5 Hence a runaway Savonius freewheeling in a fast flow current is quite tame and over speed protection is not required Since the turbine is unidirectional it does not require an alignment system The turbine is capable of extracting energy from flow which is fluctuating rapidly in speed and direction The swept area is rectangular in shape fitting it for applications unsuitable for propeller turbines

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 28:17.1

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