Hollow Turbine

Hollow Turbine™

Patent No. US 8,080,913 B2

Constructed from stainless steel or composite carbon fibers with a titanium veneer, this award winning turbine design effectively captures the kinetic energy available off our coastlines and inland waterways. As seen in this partial diagram, debris may safely pass through the center of the turbine, as well as over the dull blades themselves, avoiding the scissors-like action of some conventional turbines. The design provides greater surface area of the turbine's blades, improving efficiency when compared to traditional designs, and is suitable for off-shore hydroelectric power plants, as well as on-shore hydroelectric power plants and pumped-storage hydroelectric plants. Buoyancy belts™ and reservoirs enhance the efficiency of the turbine.