Construction and Tidal Current Testing of Field Scale Model of Breus Rotor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$94,992.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
WC133R10CN0223
Award Id:
99549
Agency Tracking Number:
10-69
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.5SG
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 146, Blue Hill, ME, 04614
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
832848316
Principal Investigator:
Sergei Breus
Owner, Principal Investigator
(207) 266-2688
sbreus@mac.com
Business Contact:
Mary Hurvitt
Business Manager, Project Manager
(207) 266-1672
mahurvitt@gmail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

Maine Blue Stream Power proposes to construct a field scale (2m diameter) prototype of a hydrokinetic energy conversion device, the Breus Rotor (patent pending), and perform in-stream tidal testing. The problem that Main Blue Stream Power addresses in this proposal is the extraction of energy from a wide range of marine current speeds with low impact on the marine environment. In preliminary laboratory (tow tank) testing, the Breus turbine begins to produce power at .3m/s and reaches maximum efficiency at a tip-speed ration of .4. Low rotational speeds are much less likely to cause marine species mortality (fish-strike). Phase I testing will be done at the Tidal Energy Demonstration and Evaluation Center at Maine Maritime Academy, Castine Maine, in a .5m/s-2.5m/s tidal flow, collecting data on power generation and overall performance.

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