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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Free Flow Power Corporation
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Current/Tidal
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description SmarTurbine has a 2.25 meter rotor (3 meter outer diameter including shroud), a single moving part (the rotor) with no gearbox or chemical lubricants, and generates 10 kW in flows of 2.25 meters per second.



Mooring Configuration N A
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Flows from 2 25 to 5 meters per second

Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 4.5
Width (m) 3
Height (m) 3



Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 40 kW
Device Testing
Scale Test •A prototype SmarTurbine with a one meter diameter rotor was built and tested on land and in a flume in 2008 The prototype was deployed for testing purposes in the Mississippi River in 2009
Lab Test •A three meter SmarTurbine was constructed in January 2010 and completed in February 2010 Structural integrity and initial fish pass testing was done from February to March 2010 Electrical generation testing was successful and completed in November 2010








Date Submitted 3/21/2011

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