This paper introduces a new type of kinetic hydropower generator, ideally suited to relatively small shallow rivers and channels. The design utilizes rectangular hydroplanes (sails) moving around the device. The device extracts energy from a flow of water using an elongated vertical axis turbine, where a series of sails are mounted between two belts at the top and bottom of the device, rotating in the horizontal plane.
|Title of host publication||OCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona, Program Book|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||MTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11 - Kona, HI, United States|
Duration: 19 Sep 2011 → 22 Sep 2011
|Conference||MTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11|
|Period||19/09/11 → 22/09/11|
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