Posts tagged as turbine

Tidal energy scheme for Bristol channel

  Kepler Energy is planning a 30 MW tidal energy fence which will be located in the Bristol channel. The tidal energy technology, similar to a water mill and which will use the very latest carbon composite technology, has been developed by Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science for deployment in shallower, lower velocity tidal waters. […]

Development of a high efficiency and flexible gas turbine

  The development of gas turbines, which Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has continued to pursue, contributes to society in terms of global environmental conservation and a stable energy supply. The company leverages its gas turbine operation experience and takes advantage of its advanced technologies research on “Component technology development for 1700°C class ultra-high-temperature gas […]

The world’s largest steam turbine

  Over the last year, GE engineers have been testing the largest, most efficient and most powerful gas turbine in the world. At 400-tonne the 9HA turbine weighs as much as a Boeing 747 filled to the brim and, when paired with a steam turbine, can generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 600,000 […]

High power tidal stream turbine launched

  Alstom has improved the design of its tidal stream turbine and now offers the Oceade 18 – 1,4 MW turbine. With a rotor diameter of 18 m, the tidal stream turbine has a nominal power of 1,4 MW and three variable pitching blades. It is equipped with “plug-and-play” modules on rails, easily accessible through […]

Tapping untapped renewable energy

  In water distribution networks in South Africa, water is often fed under gravity from a higher reservoir to another reservoir at a lower level. This provides an opportunity to generate renewable energy by passing the flow through a turbine. The high pressure head at the receiving reservoir is then dissipated through the control valves […]

We must watch our back door!

  It is a well-known and published fact that the American National Security Agency (NSA) is paranoid about business and government secrets leaving via the back door.  As far back as 2010, American officials have considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the USA for fear that […]