OUR DESIGN IS INNOVATIVE, UNIQUE, HIGH-EFFICIENCY AND PROPRIETARY
Make our hydrokinetic turbines the most efficient, economic and environmentally friendly
Current Energy Converters (CEC)
Our MTP: MASSIVELY TRANSFORMATIVE PURPOSE :
Revolutionize the way hydrokinetic turbines harvest energy.
Transform the Marine Hydrokinetic Industry to become as large as solar energy and wind energy.
Reverse global warming by massively reducing CO2 emissions.
FLOATING IN-STREAM INSTALLATION TWIN TURBINES WITH 750KW OUTPUT
A twin turbine set up where each turbine can easily be brought on deck for cleaning and maintenance, these turbines are attached to ocean barges 400ft long and 200ft wide.
3D MODELING & CFD ANALYSIS OF 0.333M DIAMETER PROTOTYPE #2
CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis shows the flow acceleration created by our proprietary technology. We are capable of increasing the ambient flow velocity up to 300%.
3D PRINTING CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPE #3
Prototype #3 built on our large format 3D printer during tank testing prior to ocean testing. This small-scale unit has coils and magnets inside and is engineered to produce 1.7kW.
Hydrokinetic Energy Corp. is a developer of hydrokinetic turbines for the production of electrical energy.
Based in Key West Florida, Hydrokinetic Energy Corp. has embarked on a program to design, develop, analyze and optimize a marine electrical energy generation system.
The primary objective is to produce electric power from a highly reliable, renewable and sustainable source, namely the world's ocean, tidal and river currents.
Our turbines are designed not to harm any sea life and have almost zero environmental impact while supplying tremendous amounts of clean electricity to near-shore regions.
The turbines we have developed will contribute reducing CO2 levels, and reduce our dependency on all fossil and nuclear fuels.
Our permanent magnet alternator turbine has a unique Venturi/Bernoulli flow acceleration system, no shaft or gears, a wildlife and debris excluder, an easy way out for small marine life, and is very low maintenance.
This turbine design can be installed on a floating structure or can be piling-mounted and pivoting with a very small footprint on the ocean floor/substrate, or can be mounted on a hoist attached to a bridge or seawall, or can be towed behind a vessel.
Thanks to our innovative design, we are able to develop adaptive size and output capabilities for site specific requirements. This turbine design can be optimized for units as small as 1.5 kW up to 6 MW or larger.
Our turbines can either be grid connected or off-grid linked to a storage and inverter system. A grid connected system will contribute to regional grid stabilization and help meet peak power demand, whereas an off-grid system can provide continuous power, in remote areas, independent of utility companies.
We have a new product that is unique in the global market due to:
Hydrokinetic Energy Corp. is a design, development and testing laboratory using the latest cutting-edge technology for development and optimization. Our turbines are created by 3D computer modeling, then analyzed with state of the art CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software and optimized in the virtual space.
Afterwards test models are fabricated on our large format 3D printer and tested in our flow tank. All real-life data such as RPM, electrical output, flow speeds and characteristics are meticulously logged and recorded for comparison to the computational data. In our test tank we can produce flow speeds anywhere from 0.5 knots up to 4.0 knots. Using either saltwater or fresh water.
Hydrokinetic Energy Corp. (HEC) and the College of the Florida Keys Community (CFK) collaborate for ocean testing, utilizing their facilities (Tidal Energy Simulation Lagoon which is 170m x 110m x 10m depth) and test vessel for ocean testing of prototypes. We work closely with students (e.g. internships, etc.) from the College’s Associate in Science program for Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy Technician training program, which has a focus on training hydrokinetic energy technicians. Students participate in most aspects of the project including field testing as part of the courses and internships.
Environmental aspects of this design are just as important as producing energy that is clean and sustainable for the future. To assure that no fish or wildlife is harmed by our design, we have developed a unique Wildlife and Debris Excluder (WDE). This device will prevent all larger sea life form entering the rotor section. Smaller sea life can swim and flow unharmed through the open center section of the rotor and exit unharmed.
The impact of our turbines on the ocean floor is practically zero, because each unit is either anchored to the seabed like a vessel or mounted on a single piling driven into the substrate. This results in a very small footprint which has practically no effect on the environment of the installation.
Another important factor is that a Hydrokinetic Turbine Array is invisible from land, is quiet, and does not take up valuable real estate.
Ocean currents, tidal currents and run of the river currents are by far the most reliable source of renewable energy on our planet. They are as predictable as clockwork. As long as the earth rotates to create a Coriolis Effect and the moon orbits the earth there will be ocean currents and tides, day and night regardless of the weather.
Solar energy produces efficient output only a few hours a day and only when it's not overcast. Solar is very much affected by meteorological conditions.
Wind energy is a good source of power but the wind speeds can fluctuate tremendously. The wind intensity can vary from dead calm to a raging storm; both extremes are not usable for electrical generation.
The ocean has an interconnected current, or circulation system powered by wind, tides, the Earth's rotation, the sun, and water density differences. This constant motion in the world's oceans is called the global ocean conveyor belt, a combination of thermohaline currents in the deep ocean and wind-driven currents on the surface. The volume of water transported by the global conveyor belt is equal to 100 Amazon Rivers or 16 times the flow of all the world's rivers combined.
Water is more than 800 times denser than air. Consequently, ocean currents contain an enormous amount of energy that can be captured and converted to a usable form of energy.