The goal is to complete development of the Ocean Energy Turbine and Laminar Flow Test Tank by June 2014. Development of the turbine has started. Crowd Energy is a small collection of Engineers, Inventors, and Scientists. We have specialists in SubSea Engineering, Oceanography, Marine Ecology and Conservation, Electrical Engineering, Fabrication and Design. “Imagine nerds in wetsuits and flippers…” When most people think of clean renewable energy, they think about solar panels first and wind turbines second. This is because wind and solar are the most easily accessible forms of renewable energy, so as a result they are the most common. Wind and solar energy have a number of applications where they excel but they are not a realistic solution to replacing Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy because they do not meet the criteria.
Can we actually replace Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy?
To replace Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy, a renewable energy source must meet four basic criteria.
1. Near limitless supply of energy - Energy that will not run out in the next 1000 years and comes from a source that has existed for the last 1000 years.
2. A constant even supply of energy - No periods of non-production , no spikes in production, no movement in energy location.
3. High energy density - Energy can be collected at one location with realistic commitment of technology and resources.
4. Survivability - Energy supply and collection is not disrupted by storms, natural disaster, war, etc. Ocean Current Energy is the only form of renewable non-polluting energy that meets all of these requirements and it is the only energy source with the potential to replace Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy.
Perks include jackets, golf shirts, tool bags, your name and photo on the founders page, a visit to the facility.
There are additional videos which explain the process. You can watch those and support the project here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crowdenergy/ocean-energy-turbine-limitless-clean-renewable-ene