Welcome to Clean Current
Clean Current Power Systems Incorporated is a pioneer in the development of hydrokinetic turbines with twelve years of experience in the field.
Turbines Designed for Hostile Marine Conditions - After 12 years of R&D, Clean Current has designed a line of river and tidal turbines purpose-built for hostile marine conditions. The Company has built and tested four prototypes, of which two were deployed and operated safely in an environmental reserve. The first river turbine of the commercial product line is operating at the Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre in Manitoba, an area which experiences temperatures ranging from -40 Celsius to +30 Celsius.
Targeting the Remote Communities River Market - Clean Current's river turbine competes economically without subsidies against diesel generation in remote communities. Furthermore, it offers the virtue of zero carbon emissions and no risk of oil spills. Clean Current will deploy a turbine array in a Quebec location in 2014 to demonstrate multi-unit integration and has opened an office in Quebec. In 2015 the Company expects to be supplying commercial turbines to the Canadian remote community market.
Targeting the Shallower Tidal Market - Clean Current's tidal turbines are purpose-built for water depths of 25 metres or less. The Company believes that the shallower tidal market will be the first to develop as the financial and technical risks are lower. A 3.5 metre tidal turbine will be deployed in Nova Scotia in 2014 and commercial arrays of turbines will commence in 2015.
Focus on Customer Needs - The Company is working closely with power producers to develop products specifically designed to satisfy their requirements.
The Clean Current Advantage
- proprietary duct design increases power output by up to 40% as compared to unducted turbines
- proprietary segmented generator reduces the risk of catastrophic failure and expensive unscheduled maintenance
- proprietary coatings methodology protects the critical electrical components of the generator, increasing operating life and reducing maintenance