The generation of electrical energy with water from oceans, seas, rivers or canals, in which the movement of currents is practically negligible is the objective of Waterotor, a system that allows to produce energy even in water currents with speeds as low as 3 kilometers per hour.
More than five years of research have required Canadian company Waterotor Energy Technologies, led by expert Fred Ferguson, to bring this seemingly simple system to the market.
How does Waterotor work?
Although most of the secrets of its operation and results have not been revealed, Waterotor achieves performance never seen before for capturing the electrical energy of water with a simple cylindrical drum which obtains energy only from its rotating movements.
is horizontal generator, known as the low head, dispenses with blades common in most of these systems, such as the propeller type, as they must operate in water moving at high speeds to be effective.
Waterotor has been tested in currents between 3 and 32 kilometers per hour and, according to its promoters, has achieved a higher level of extraction than any comparable system in low mobility water flows. In addition, this mobile system which requires no more handles than a simple anchor, is easy to install and is fully scalable, so it can range from very small units to large scale equipment.
This system which makes it possible to extract high levels of energy from currents at low speed and, in addition, to do so at very low cost, can reduce the supply gap still facing more than 1.3 billion people worldwide and become an alternative to fossil fuels. Water has 830 times more energy than wind, maintain the promoters of this system, with whom the potentialities offered by its use are immense.