The Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Waterotor Energy Technologies Mr. Fred Ferguson and his team conducted tests in the Flume Tank at the Marine Institute. They are planning to enter the licensing phase. The system is generating high-efficiency electricity from slow-moving water.
CEO and founder Mr. Fred Ferguson said, “These are tests here in the world’s biggest flow tank to verify last adjustments as we basically sign off on the production drawings for our manufacturers”.
The mechanical energy converted to electrical energy by pushing water against the Waterotor’s blades.
Dissimilar to the conventional hydroelectric strategies, the gadget can work in streams as moderate as two miles for each hour, removing the greater part the hypothetical vitality.
As per company’s statement, the 71 per cent of the planet has moderate moving water in streams, canals and ocean currents. The power generated by the device is unbelievably cost-effective.
Mr. Fred Ferguson stated, “You take the capital costs, meaning the purchase price of one of our 20 kilowatt units and if you put it in water it’ll run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 360 days a year — we allow five days of downtime — if you project that out over 10 years you get to less than five cents per kilowatt hour”.
The Waterotor is the combination of the non-invasive and green technology.
A company investor and strategic advisor, Brig.-Gen. Gregory Matte said, “This device does not dam the river, so you can have a bunch of these in an array, in a line and you’re not actually changing the level of the water, so the nearby villages and whatnot are not going to be flooded”.
It’s likewise unsurprising force into such an extent as individual units can be turned on and off to mirror the power needs at specific circumstances of the day.
Matte said, “At nightfall, if the demand goes up, you can unlock two or three or four and be producing more energy during that period of time when you know the demand will be higher and shut them off when you don’t need them”.
Ferguson said, “We can build these all the way up to one megawatt in size, we’re just not doing it right away”.