Friday, February 5, 2010

The Hydrovolts Turbine - VI

The Hydrovolts Flipwing Turbine demonstration unit has had a couple of in-water tests and made power over the past few weeks. Testing was done in the Ballard ship canal under tow to simulate the turbine in water flows of different velocities.

We put casters on the bottom so we could wheel it down the road from the shop at SteadyFlux, and right down the boat ramp into the water. After ballasting the tanks and maneuvering the boat, we were underway on the first tow test:

Pulling away from the dock for the first time:

Next up is the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. We've loaded the turbine onto the flatbed truck for the road trip east!

Come to the show and see the turbine and learn more about the future of hydropower renewable energy!

Fully loaded and ready to roll

The Hydrovolts Flipwing Turbine Demonstration Unit on tour!

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