With our ever growing appetite for electrical power, driven by Government’s low carbon strategies it is causing an energy resources gap.
We cannot advocate using more electricity unless there is a greater and more reliable source to draw from, nor clutter our landscapes with fields of wind turbines or Solar PV panels to meet that need.
We need a 21st century solution to a 21st century problem!
There is a resource that can meet this need, it’s the Earth’s hydro kinetic energy found in flowing water, we call that the Planet’s Pantry. All that’s needed is a clever system to harvest it, we call that the POWR-TRAIN, the Hydro Turbine Generator.
The Planet's Pantry
Rivers are the Planet’s arteries carrying life giving oxygenated drinking water derived from rainfall, across the earth’s surface and into the sea.
They flow through our communities offering a reliable means of producing renewable, zero carbon electrical energy.
The opportunities are endless for the HTG, and it’s on our door step
In larger rivers or tidal estuaries the increased depth and volume of water allows for the use of the POWR-TRAIN with it’s higher output generating system.
This natural wealth of kinetic energy offers cost effective and convenient electrical energy for local communities, many having become established close to estuary locations.
The ocean surrounding our planet is a vast natural resource of hydro kinetic energy just waiting to be harvested.
Benefitting from two tidal movements twice a day, it is the only reliable source available 24/7.
The POWR-TRAIN can be scaled to suit water depth and flow rates so it offers the versatility missing from so many other solutions.
Case study 1 - Maritime Issues
There are countless moored vessels that rely upon their auxiliary diesel generators to maintain electrical systems.
They are costly to operate and emit highly toxic fumes.
To meet emission levels solutions need to be found.
The POWR-TRAIN when deployed in the flowing watercourse provides such a solution.
Case study 2 - Offshore installations
Offshore rigs and platforms use auxiliary diesel power to meet their electrical needs.
The POWR-TRAIN when deployed in the tidal sea, will provide both an eco-friendly and cost reduction solution.
Case study 3 - Ships at anchor
Vessels when at anchor rely upon auxiliary diesel generators for power.
Not only do they pollute the atmosphere but cost the ship’s operators in fuel.
The POWR-TRAIN system operating in the flowing tidal stream effectively solves that problem!
Case study 4 - Offshore Wind Farms
Offshore wind turbines only generate power when wind speed is within a certain parameter. This results in their low efficiency of 35%.
Their output can be enhanced to 24/7 production by the use of a POWR-TRAIN system attached to the foundation pile.
Such an arrangement benefits both systems as the HTG can utilise the wind turbine’s established electrical infrastructure.
Case study 5 - Streams & Rivers
There are many powerful streams and rivers on our planet with the potential to generate electrical energy.
Providing the depth and flow rate is sufficient to allow the deployment of a small and portable POWR-TRAIN then energy generation is possible.
This provides an alternative to portable diesel generators for land owners, farmers, rescue services and the like, especially in remote locations.
Case study 6 - Estuary power stations.
.Every tidal estuary or river has the potential to generate a substantial amount of electrical energy depending upon flow rates and the generating facility size.
Flooding or ebbing twice a day, every day, it has a 24hour operation, unlike wind and solar with its no wind, no sun, no power output.
And it’s not limited to one installation, numerous can be installed along the length of the watercourse.
Case study 7 - Ocean power stations.
The ocean is similar to rivers and estuaries but with deeper and larger volumes of water to utilise.
The POWR-TRAIN is able to generate power in these hostile environments when tethered mid stream or attached to the sea bed.
As the system is expandable it offers high levels of output from a multitude of devices.