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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Swanturbines Ltd
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Cygnet
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Current/Tidal
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 4: Proof of Concept
Technology Description The Swanturbine was designed to allow for simple installation and maintenance retrieval in both shallow and deep water. The device has a gearless low speed generator with only one moving part in the drivetrain, which offers high efficiency over a range of speeds with minimal maintenance demands through the use of novel structural and electromagnetic topologies. A simple, robust and serviceable 360 degree yawing mechanism is used to allow the device to maximize flow capture.






Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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