Vortex Generator/ hydro power generator that can generate in flowing water
Published on August 2, 2016 um 09:55
Explain your idea in details:
What I'm going to introduce is about hydro power generator which is installed not at dam, but at flowing water, such as river. To do this. Team Vortex needs an efficient model which is possible to convert slow flow water into high efficiency electric energy. So, we came up with new hydro power generator, Housing and Blades. First, Housing is consist with narrowing inlet, cone body and narrow outlet. Water passes through narrowing inlet, housing increases the velocity of flow by Bernoulli's equation. After that, through the cone body, water transfer from linear to rotary motion. Finally, passing through narrow outlet, increased water pressure also increase the power of water circulation in housing. Second core factor is blades. Blades rotate not by frictional force but by rotary power. To make this possible, We need to minimize the weight of blades. This minimization will maximize the spinning power of blades and the performance of the generator will be better Also, this method can make artificially produced centrifugal force possible which can generate energy continuously in flowing water.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Team Vortex bring the 2 merits that Vortex brings significant change on electric supply,instead of hydro power generator installed at dam using potential energy. First, Vortex Generator can install at any flowing water. This means that Vortex Generator could generate at much more places.(including stream that cross downtown.) existing hydropower generator usally operated by goverment and corporation. But, this Vortex Generator can people to easily generate for themselves. This change is going to affect people to generate themselves. People easily generated electricity near their home. Even, Vortex will help the countries that suffer difficulty of supplying electricity. Moreover, Vortex Generator doesn't need much base construction than existing hydropower geneartor. Vortex Generator just need 30cm-gap to maximize generation efficiency. Second, Vortex Generator can do 24-hous generation. Yet, there was no sustainable energy. even solar and wind energy does not. But, Vortex Generator can do 24-hour generation. Through Vertical blades and unqiue housing, Vortex Geneator geneated at any flowing water for 24-hour. All these merits are lowering the golbal oil dependence. Furthermore, Vortex Generator gonna help lowering Global oil dependence and be a true meaning to clean energy.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Team Vortex's goal is Vortex generator used as appropriate technology. Yet, many countries in earth have difficulty of supplying electric. Vortex generator will give them a big help.
To make this possible, through collaboration with Seoul city(My home town), Team Vortex will find the Vortex generator's efficiency.(Now, Seoul city has a lot of support for Start-up Company. For example, office, finance support.)First, Team Vortex will make a test-model by 3D-printer and install at streams or rivers that cross downtown of Seoul. This will gonna help lowering Seoul's Oil dependence and advertising Vortex generator to citizens.
After that, through crowd funding, Team Vortex will grow social enterprise and install at other countries that suffer difficulty of supplying electric.(For example, the Philippine Islands, Africa) These installations will give self-generated electricity to them. Also, it will give Team Vortex big profit. It leads Team Vortex to next step. Next step is wave power generator, floating hydropower generator. Through R&D investments, Team Vortex will find solutions for these generators and embarking on a path to build a prototype. Yet, it just on a beginning step, But it's not impossible. Because of Vortex Generator's original technology, Vertical blades and unique housing, these can install at any other size generator and improve generating efficiency. The technology is soon staring you in the face.
Vortex corporation doesn't authorized for government yet. Vortex made of 4 people. We divided 2 parts, One is R&D, the other is finance and marketing. -R&D -MyungHun Lee (Leader) -sophomore in University of Seoul(major: civil engineering) -Grand Prize at Hanwha Science Challenge( earned $40,000) -5 patents in Korea (4 are renewable energy, 1 is magnetic rise) -Jun Lee -sophomore at Korea University(Chemical engineering) -bronze statue at Samsung Human Tech Paper Award -bronze statue at Hanwha Science Challenge -Finance, Marketing -Yoonsang Bae -interned at Mirrae Asset Global investments -4th grade at Williams College( major: economics)
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