Our practical development process started with a proof of concept in a drainage outflow, and proceeded through lab and open water testing to large units designed for the tidal flows in the Bay of Fundy.
The unit shown above was the last prototype test unit that Ross built. The screws were made by pouring plastic around a central 4″ steel pipe. The test reports from the Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre showed that we captured up to 50 % of the energy in the water. These are the highest test results ever recorded there. As you can see, this arrangement is the same as what we are using in the Bay of Fundy 2 MW project. Concept sketches are seen below.
In this video Ross discuses his background, the physics of Jupiter technology and the solutions to problems that have plagued the Industry. It is a home made video, please pay attention to the simple solutions that are being presented.