MHK Technologies/Electric Generating Wave Pipe

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Able Technologies
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Technology Description The EGWAP incorporates a specially designed environmentally sound hollow noncorroding pipe also known as a tube or container whose total height is from the ocean floor to above the highest wave peak The pipe is anchored securely beneath the ocean floor When the water level in the pipe rises due to wave action a float rises and a counterweight descends This action will empower a main drive gear and other gearings to turn a generator to produce electricity The mechanism also insures that either up or down movement of the float will turn the generator drive gear in the same direction Electrical output of the generator is fed into a transmission cable

Mooring Configuration Sea floor mounted
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Wave height 6 ft wave period 20 ft water depth 30 ft device width 40 ft Max power 450 KW
Technology Dimensions
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) Potential 40 500KW 5MW per unit within cluster Cluster quantity unlimited
Device Testing
Date Submitted 56:42.6

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