Sea Electrical Energy Production IV(SEEP)
The sea is a
constant source of non-polluting energy and flowing water has been used since
the beginning of civilization to do work.
original SEEP patent (# 8,424,300 ) was issued on April 23, 2013 with
subsequent patent evolutions submitted in 2012 and 2013. Each evolution uses
sea water to drive the proven technology of a land based Francis reaction
turbine to produce electricity and seeks more reliable, less costly,
environmentally friendly ways to return the water to the sea.
The SEEP uses
proven principles of gravity, the laws of energy conservation, and
The SEEP offers
considerable design flexibility to provide the energy needs for a specific
location. The flow of water, gallons per minute and head flow are site and
turbine specific to affect the vectors of displacement, acceleration, and
velocity required for the specific energy production needs.
An initial 10 MW
demonstration project on Oahu is planned to demonstrate operational gating, selective
maintenance and a showcase for U.S. and international sales.
safety, marine safety, and fail-safe control for hazardous conditions such as
volcanism, earthquakes and tsunami are important design considerations. The
SEEP addresses these conditions and allows for gating of the device for
emergency shut downs as most components
are protected against
SEEP does not
use any fossil, nuclear, or bio-mass fuels thereby reducing environmental
hazards. Strategically placed sensors are placed throughout the system for
automatic operations and monitoring of all aspects. Trained technicians 24/7
will oversee the computer operations in case of an emergency.