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Title: Water turbine system and method of operation

Abstract

A system for providing electrical power from a current turbine is provided. The system includes a floatation device and a mooring. A water turbine structure is provided having an upper and lower portion wherein the lower portion includes a water fillable chamber. A plurality of cables are used to couple the system where a first cable couples the water turbine to the mooring and a second cable couples the floatation device to the first cable. The system is arranged to allow the turbine structure to be deployed and retrieved for service, repair, maintenance and redeployment.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Northern Power Systems, Inc., Barre, VT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176367
Patent Number(s):
7,737,570
Application Number:
12/367,994
Assignee:
Northern Power Systems, Inc. (Barre, VT) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-05ER84318
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Costin, Daniel P. Water turbine system and method of operation. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Costin, Daniel P. Water turbine system and method of operation. United States.
Costin, Daniel P. Tue . "Water turbine system and method of operation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176367.
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abstractNote = {A system for providing electrical power from a current turbine is provided. The system includes a floatation device and a mooring. A water turbine structure is provided having an upper and lower portion wherein the lower portion includes a water fillable chamber. A plurality of cables are used to couple the system where a first cable couples the water turbine to the mooring and a second cable couples the floatation device to the first cable. The system is arranged to allow the turbine structure to be deployed and retrieved for service, repair, maintenance and redeployment.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
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