Turner Hunt Ocean Renewable's Power Method
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Location(s): Fairfax, Ohio
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
Turner Hunt Ocean Renewable (THOR), LLC is proposing to use Department of Energy funding to demonstrate a power control method that maximizes the performance and power of an ocean current turbine device. The proposed project would test, demonstrate and validate THOR's Power Method, which uses a constant speed and variable depth control method, as opposed to the conventional constant depth and variable speed method. THOR's Power Method would provide significant increases to the capacity factor and output of ocean current turbines relative to existing marine hydrokinetic (MHK) devices.