Ocean Current Technologies

Great ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream move constantly at 5 to 6 mph, offering the potential to generate electricity on a massive scale. Many of these currents are within close proximity to major population centers and would be of significant benefit. Currents that are far from populated areas can be used for the generation of hydrogen fuel (the up and coming non-polluting super fuel of the future). This fuel can then be transported back to land for use in turbines, for transportation, or to refuel ships at sea.

 

Conceptual rendering of NPC’s spiral auger ocean current capture ship and its mother anchorage buoy.

 

 
 

These energy capture ships could also be used to create pure drinking water for transport back to land.

 

 

 
 

Retro-fit tanker with NPC’s rimmed hydro turbines would be capable of producing 20 megawatts of power or more.

 

 

 
 

Retro-fit tanker with NPC’s rimmed hydro turbines in deployed position