Project Phases & Status

Project Phases and Status

The research and development of our project is broken down into 5 Phases. The 1st three Phases are already completed and we are currently in Phase 4b, which is design, building and testing of Prototype #2. This Prototype will full electrical output and will be tested extensively at our laboratory.

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PHASE I: COMPLETE

  • Research of Ocean and Tidal Currents Worldwide
  • Concept Engineering and Preliminary Design
  • Environmental Research and Site search

PHASE II: COMPLETE

  • Feasibility studies of international project sites worldwide
  • Research Design and Development of Turbine, 3D Modeling Virtual Testing and Analysis by Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Construction of several Small Scale models Simplified tank testing

PHASE III: COMPLETE

  • Application for Patents to protect our Intellectual Property and Design
  • Patent for Flow Velocity Acceleration Technology (FVAT) though use of Accelerator Shroud, Annular Diffuser and Center Hub
  • Patent for Wildlife and Debris Excluder
  • Patent for Unique Hydrofoil Shaped Rotor Section & Blades
  • Patent for Electronic Control Module

PHASE IVa: COMPLETE

  • Fundraising for Prototype Construction
  • 3D modeling & CFD Analysis of 0.165m diameter Prototype #1
  • 3D Printing Construction of Prototype #1
  • In-water Testing of Prototype #1 & Data Collection

PHASE IVb: IN PROGRESS

  • Implementation of Design Modifications Based on Test Results
  • 3D modeling & CFD Analysis of 0.333m diameter Prototype #2
  • 3D Printing Construction of Prototype #2
  • In-water Testing of Prototype #2 & Data Collection

PHASE IVc: TO BE COMPLETED

  • Implementation of Design Modifications Based on Test Results
  • 3D modeling & CFD Analysis of 0.500m diameter Prototype #3
  • 3D Printing Construction of Prototype #3
  • In-water Testing of Prototype #3 & Data Collection

PHASE IVd: TO BE COMPLETED

  • Implementation of Design Modifications Based on Test Results
  • 3D modeling & CFD Analysis of 0.750m diameter Prototype #4
  • 3D Printing Construction of Prototype #4
  • In-water Testing of Prototype #4 & Data Collection
  • Environmental Testing collaborating with the U.S. National Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Data Analysis and Comparison of Digital Data and Real Life Data Establishing demonstrable proof of concept, scalability and feasibility of HEC's turbine technology

PHASE V: COMERCIALIZATION

  • Filing of additional patents for modifications
  • Begin Commercialization Process
  • Securing of Partners and/or Licensees for Manufacturing
  • Forming Strategic Alliances with Manufacturers and/or Licensees,
  • National and International Customers, Government Agencies