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Waterotor: A New Renewable Energy Source

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Waterotor is a rotating turbine device, that
is installed in slow-moving water to harness moving water power, to generate electricity. Though, it can operate in water speeds as
low as two miles an hour, the “sweet spot” is the water speed of around four miles per
hour. Waterotor Energy Solutions, created this product,
keeping accessible and affordable electricity in mind. Globally, around 1.3 billion people are affected
with this issue, as on date. Even those, who have electricity, depend on
expensive, polluting fossil fuel generators for their power. Fortunately, over 71 percent of earth’s
surface, is covered in slow-moving water, and waterrotor is ideal for these. The Waterotor uses a rolling drum-like system,
to generate power, by capturing the push of water. Mechanical energy from the rotating drum,
is converted into electrical energy, through onboard generators. It can be placed virtually anywhere, that
has a water speed of greater than two miles per hour. It is submerged within ocean currents, rivers
and canals. The Waterotor design achieves maximum torque,
resulting in a high coefficient of power. This design works better than propeller or
wing-like blades, which require higher water speeds, in order to match the same coefficient
of power. In May 2016, Waterotor Energy Solutions revealed
plans to manufacture Waterotors in Indonesia. If this plan succeeds, it will supply electricity
to fishing villages, on the more than 17,000 Indonesian islands. Another interested nation is the Philippines. A government group in the Philippines is venturing
to build up to 2,000 Waterotors, to bring the technology to the Philippines. Waterotor Energy Solutions also has agreements
with the Federated States of Micronesia and, many other Pacific Ocean jurisdictions. The main advantages of the Waterotor is its
ability to use slow-moving water. The abundance of slow-moving water, makes
locations for the product seemingly endless. As it is a mobile device, it does not require
bottom fixtures or foundations. It only need a simple anchoring. It can be designed as buoyant secured by anchors
or, designed to be heavier than water, so that it can be lowered from a bridge, barge,
boat or buoy. It has structural integrity and, a very high
coefficient of power in output versus size. The Waterotor is environmentally friendly,
because it has no high-spinning blades and, it doesn’t not disrupt the fish. Last, but not the least, it is cost effective,
simple to build, and is a fully scalar device. The invention has the potential, to provide
a green solution, by using the renewable resource of flowing water.

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