Submitted by: Fri-El Green Power S.p.A.
Implemented country: Italy
Title: Fri-El Sea Power - Energy from Marine and River Currents
The device consists of a floating structure (pontoon or vessel) moored to the seabed and several horizontal axis turbines positioned at regular intervals on a horizontal, adjustable modular pipe (the so-called “line”). The pipes are linked to each other through cardanic joints, and are connected to the pontoon. The pipes act also as transmission shaft for the power captured from water flows and transferred to the electric generator, set onboard of the pontoon, to be transformed into electrical energy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v07eJSYrNq4