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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wind technology world's first hybrid generator...

SKWID wind and current generator
© MODEC
Combining a three-bladed Darrieus turbine on top, a Savonius turbine underneath, and a generator in between, the SKWID power generation concept is claimed to be the world's first hybrid system "capable of maximizing the harvesting of ocean energy from wind and current".
The SKWID, from the Japanese company Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company (MODEC), is designed to capitalize on the energy potential available both in the winds above the ocean, and in the currents flowing beneath the waves. The device uses an omnidirectional Darrieus wind turbine sitting 47 meters above the sea on one end of a vertical shaft, with a different type of omnidirectional turbine design, a 15 meter diameter Savonius, spinning at the other end under the surface.

http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/worlds-first-floating-windcurrent-hybrid-generator.html




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2 Comments:

At July 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Snowbird said...

Wow!!!! How impressive and space agish is that!!! Technology is really speeding along!xxxx

 
At July 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM , Blogger peter petterson said...

It certainly is. Technology is getting better and better.

 

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