Deep Ocean Power Generator
The Deep Ocean Power Generator can be placed deep into the ocean to utilize the constantly-moving currents. The turbines move with the current, generating power, and change direction when the current changes.
A hollow-tube platform can be dropped to the desired depth, and electrical power is transmitted and distributed by a cable. This new device allows a previously untapped resource to be used for power generation.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Turbine blade design allows for current direction change
- Smooth transition to different current directions
- Large surface area on turbine blades
- Efficient way to harness ocean currents for power generation
- No rotational direction changes required for turbine shaft
- Constant source of power transmissions
- Turbines do not stop while harnessing ocean currents
- Uses new resource to generate power
- Slow moving currents harnessed for power
- Device design does not require surface or anchor point near the surface
- No interference with or obstruction of ocean vessel traffic
- Hollow-tube frame and submersion device allow for deep ocean placement
- Eco-friendly and economical source of power generation
- Sustainable energy source
The Deep Ocean Power Generator is a method for generating power using a device in deep ocean. It consists of a power generator, a hollow tube turbine platform configured to achieve a desired depth in the deep ocean, a submerging device attached to the turbine platform, a plurality of turbine blades assembly, and at least one power transmission-and-distribution cable.
The hollow tube platform is configured to achieve a desired depth in the deep ocean, and is attached to the turbine blades that are submerged under water when the submerging device is open for injecting water into the platform. Each turbine flap is moveably attached to the turbine blade that deep ocean current can go through, and the openings make the movements of the turbine drive the power generator.
The turbine blades rotate in sequence around a center shaft as the ocean current presses against them. Each turbine blade has multiple moving turbine flaps. The flaps open and shut in unison on each turbine blade. When each turbine blades front side comes in contact with the ocean current flow during rotation, the turbine flaps on that turbine blade rotate in unison to the closed position. In the closed position the full force of the ocean current contacts that turbine blade as no water current flow is allowed to pass through the turbine blade. Once each turbine blade rotates out of the directional current flow the turbine flaps on that blade begin to open. While each of the turbine blades front sides come in contact with the ocean current flow, the back side of the previous turbine blade is pressed against by the ocean current forcing the turbine flaps to rotate to the full, open position.
This is designed to reduce drag and be more efficient. The turbine flaps are pushed open by the same directional ocean current as it comes in contact with the back side of the turbine blade. As each turbine blade front side begins to rotate back in contact with the ocean current flow its attached turbine flaps start to close in unison. This process repeats itself in sequence perpetually keeping the center shafts spinning at a constant steady speed, turning a generator.
The power transmission and distribution cable transmits the power, generated from the turbine, to electrical power conversion equipment installed in a substation on the land.
Materials needed to produce the Deep Ocean Power Generator:
- Hollow tube
- Turbine blade assembly
- Power Generator
- Submerging device
- Power transmission and distribution cable
The Deep Ocean Power Generator is covered by United States Utility Patent:
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