Sailboat Water Turbine Doubles Energy Production

Press Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Image credit Watt&Sea

Watt&Sea Hydrogenerators produce power with a water turbine housed in a computer-optimized hydrodynamic design.

Once a sailboat has left the docks, is totally isolated from utility (grid) power. The production of energy on any boat is crucial to powering communications, navigation lighting and other energy consuming devices. Operating diesel engines and generators are costly, noisy and are environmentally unsanitary.

The clean energy solution is the Watt&Sea Hydrogenerator, which easily deploys off the back of the cruising or racing vessel efficiently generating power for energy independence.

The principle is simple: using the speed of the sailing boat to turn an immersed propeller and produce electricity. The high-tech sleek hydrodynamic design of the Hydrogenerator produces high output power with very low drag and noise while being lightweight and easy to deploy. Energy production begins at 3 kn of speed and the energy cost produced is a competitive solution.

The energy production is typically twice that of solar panel and wind generator alternative energy solution allowing reduction in battery bank size and fuel storage reducing vessel weight and increasing performance.

The unit is lightweight, compact and easy to install on the boats transom. Deployment and recovery is easy taking only seconds thanks to its unique lifting system (similar to a rudder). It is maintenance free, generating 240 amp-hours day @ 5 knots. It weighs 17.7 lbs and comes complete with an external automatic regulator.

These hydrogenerators are currently available and sold through e Marine Systems, a supplier of marine renewable energy equipment.
 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

Ennsub Delivers ROV Deployment Systems

Ennsub has completed the design and manufacture of two workclass remotely operated vehicle (WROV) deployment systems for ROVOP, due to be installed into a newbuild

Wärtsilä to Proceed with first LNG Terminal

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.

Marine Equipment

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Keeping to the Schedule in the Pacific Northwest

When a tightly scheduled repower for the Kodiak-based trawler Sea Mac in early December took a very bad turn, Mike Fourtner used his 25 years of fishing experience

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

Yachts

US Obamacare Impacts the Global Marine Industry

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, the recent healthcare plan in the United States, is affecting the international superyacht industry,

Even 'Small' Vessels are Getting Bigger

The Shipowners’ Club is a mutual provider of P&I insurance that has throughout its 160 year history been dedicated to serving owners of small and specialist ships.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1291 sec (8 req/sec)