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Construction and Tidal Current Testing of Field Scale Model of Breus Rotor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99549
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10-69
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.5SG
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Breus, Sergei
P.O. Box 146 Blue Hill, ME 04614-0146
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Construction and Tidal Current Testing of Field Scale Model of Breus Rotor
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0223
Award Amount: $94,992.00
 

Abstract:

Maine Blue Stream Power proposes to construct a field scale (2m diameter) prototype of a hydrokinetic energy conversion device, the Breus Rotor (patent pending), and perform in-stream tidal testing. The problem that Main Blue Stream Power addresses in this proposal is the extraction of energy from a wide range of marine current speeds with low impact on the marine environment. In preliminary laboratory (tow tank) testing, the Breus turbine begins to produce power at .3m/s and reaches maximum efficiency at a tip-speed ration of .4. Low rotational speeds are much less likely to cause marine species mortality (fish-strike). Phase I testing will be done at the Tidal Energy Demonstration and Evaluation Center at Maine Maritime Academy, Castine Maine, in a .5m/s-2.5m/s tidal flow, collecting data on power generation and overall performance.

Principal Investigator:

Sergei Breus
Owner, Principal Investigator
2072662688
sbreus@mac.com

Business Contact:

Mary A. Hurvitt
Business Manager, Project Manager
2072661672
mahurvitt@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Breus, Sergei
P.O. Box 146 Blue Hill, ME 04614

EIN/Tax ID: 006925011
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No