Design Award

WINNER


Gkinetic Energy Ltd

DESIGN Winner 2015

Project Information:

GKinetic Energy Ltd. for its innovative HydroKinetic turbine that harnesses power from rivers and oceans. The device requires no height differential or head as it exploits the natural phenomena that occurs when fluid accelerates around an obstacle. It has two vertical axis water turbines, which are placed either side of an innovative flow-accelerating body and it has a novel system to control the pitch of the turbine blades. In addition, a deployment vessel has been designed which allows the turbines to be easily raised out of the water for servicing. In order to reduce operating costs, the design also includes the use of a remote monitoring software system. It is a family run business and the company has designed and tested a 1:10 scale turbine and is now working towards building a larger scale prototype for further testing.

 

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