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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:
 [1]
  1. Montpelier, VT
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS COR
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1018323
Patent Number(s):
7,939,957
Application Number:
12/815,931
Assignee:
Northern Power Systems, Inc. (Barre, VT) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-05ER84318
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY

Citation Formats

Costin, Daniel P. Water turbine system and method of operation. United States: N. p., 2011. 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/1018323.
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