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Title: Ocean Current Power Generator. Final Report

Abstract

The Ocean Power Generator is both technically and economically suitable for deployment in the Gulf Stream from the US Navy facility in Dania, Florida. Yet to be completed is the calibration test in the Chesapeake Bay with the prototype dual hydroturbine Underwater Electric Kite. For the production units a revised design includes two ballast tanks mounted as pontoons to provide buoyancy and depth control. The power rating of the Ocean Power Generator has been doubled to 200 kW ready for insertion into the utility grid. The projected cost for a 10 MW installation is $3.38 per watt, a cost that is consistent with wind power pricing when it was in its deployment infancy, and a cost that is far better than photovoltaics after 25 years of research and development. The Gulf Stream flows 24 hours per day, and water flow is both environmentally and ecologically perfect as a renewable energy source. No real estate purchases are necessary, and you cannot see, hear, smell, or touch an Ocean Power Generator.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Abacus Controls, Inc. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
824331
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/82930-3
TRN: US200503%%754
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-00ER82930
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Jul 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CALIBRATION; CHESAPEAKE BAY; DESIGN; GULF STREAM; PRODUCTION; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; TANKS; WATER; WATER CURRENTS; WIND POWER

Citation Formats

O'Sullivan, G A. Ocean Current Power Generator. Final Report. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/824331.
O'Sullivan, G A. Ocean Current Power Generator. Final Report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/824331
O'Sullivan, G A. 2002. "Ocean Current Power Generator. Final Report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/824331. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/824331.
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title = {Ocean Current Power Generator. Final Report},
author = {O'Sullivan, G A},
abstractNote = {The Ocean Power Generator is both technically and economically suitable for deployment in the Gulf Stream from the US Navy facility in Dania, Florida. Yet to be completed is the calibration test in the Chesapeake Bay with the prototype dual hydroturbine Underwater Electric Kite. For the production units a revised design includes two ballast tanks mounted as pontoons to provide buoyancy and depth control. The power rating of the Ocean Power Generator has been doubled to 200 kW ready for insertion into the utility grid. The projected cost for a 10 MW installation is $3.38 per watt, a cost that is consistent with wind power pricing when it was in its deployment infancy, and a cost that is far better than photovoltaics after 25 years of research and development. The Gulf Stream flows 24 hours per day, and water flow is both environmentally and ecologically perfect as a renewable energy source. No real estate purchases are necessary, and you cannot see, hear, smell, or touch an Ocean Power Generator.},
doi = {10.2172/824331},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {7}
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