GET - Markets across oceans and rivers worldwide
Working toward a Greener
The market is unlimited from small scale units for the private sector, donor agencies for rural electrification in remote areas, to large scale commercial supplied to corporate electricity giants or governments. Every single country in the world has set adding electricity to their National Grids from clean energy on their policy agendas.
A £6 billion tidal project off the south coast of Wales is currently under consideration. It is proposed to build a 14 mile sea wall across a lagoon. The structure itself is not environmentally friendly. Add the unnatural torrent of water through the flood gates which has the potential to create ecological problems and silting similar or larger than the French Rance tidal project which took 20 years to recoup expenses.
Literature quotes an expected 35 year subsidy for the Wales proposal.
Enter GET, no sea wall, no eco disturbance. With no infrastructure and minimal installation time GET can be producing affordable electricity.
The GET design is highly adaptable and able to work efficiently in various conditions from direct run of the river flow to ocean applications.
Funding is readily available for green energy projects. An example of the extent to which the market is prepared to spend on renewable energy, a company has been sponsored to install multiple units on the Tanana River in Alaska. According to their website the project at end of 2013 cost US$4.8 million to produce a meagre 100 – 300 KW.
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Wave action – The unique
concept allows GET to
capture energy from waves
in an efficient and eco
friendly fashion that is
There is a demand from Non Profit Organisations for small scale hydro systems for use in developing countries providing energy to remote villages. Because of its ease and speed of installation without need of barrages or diversions, the low cost GET is ideally suited and has a leading edge on competitors.
In large rivers the potential for GET on a commercial scale is virtually unlimited. Where there is shipping or scenic surrounds the turbine can be adapted to operate off the river bed out of sight.
River, commercial scale - In Southern Africa, from Kariba to Cahora Bassa the Zambezi River drops 107 metres, storing a bare minimum 3 GW of energy - pure, natural energy ready for the taking. This energy can be transferred in an environmentally friendly fashion - gently, without further dams or any other barrage or diversion. The GET way. Even if only 20% can be harvested it equates to US$ 300 million in annual revenue at an affordable 7 cents per kw hr. And there is even more above Kariba and below Cahora Bassa.
Africa's huge energy deficit
could be resolved purely from
the renewable energy stored
in its rivers. The mighty Zambezi offers 2 GW plus of harvestable power from its natural flow.
Without dams, barrages or
diversions. Potential revenue
exceeding US$1 billion per
Tidal - GET is ideally suited to operate in tidal currents and estuaries. Its competitors generally have high installation costs, low output, environmentally damaging infrastructure and high ecological impact. In addition, blade diameters limit their operation to deeper waters.
Radial turbines with a diameter of 10 to 15 metres produce 200 – 600 KW and require minimum depths over 12 metres. GET's unique blade action enables machines producing more than 1,000 KW (1MW) to operate in depths under 3 metres. Environmental impact is minimal with GET’s gentle blade action in unison with the natural flow of the tide and limited infrastructure.
Rivers - GET will revolutionise run-of-the-river energy production. Its key is its ability to produce significant energy without the environmentally damaging and costly building of weirs, dams or other diversions. It will be cost effective in applications ranging from small scale 5 KW schemes to Mega Watt developments that will leave the competition trailing. Unlike its competitors GET’s design allows it to operate directly in shallow streams with limited flow without the need of diversion, weir or other means of providing head which is the norm for most turbines.
From dawn to dusk, north to south,
from dusk to dawn, east to west
GET offers affordable, green electricity
worldwide from the abundant
renewable energy resources
occuring naturally in our oceans
Compare this to GET’s 1,000 KW (1 MW) unit capable of being built within a US$1,200,000 budget, based on prototype costs, making GET possibly the only truly profitable green hydro kinetic energy solution.