CARE ELECTRIC SEEKS CAPITAL TO COMMERICALZE NEW HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
GENERATING UNITS CAN BE USED IN REMOTE LOCATIONS AND DO NOT REQUIRE A DAM
.Alexandre Canazio, for the CanalEnergia, Organization R&D and Technology
Care Electric was created from an idea that emerged 15 years ago of a necessity: the generation of electricity in isolated areas. Developed by Johan Hoffman Austrian living in Brazil with the help of other entrepreneurs, the generating unit became a reality after five years of work. Now, Care is seeking capitalization in the market to make the project a reality. The prototype called the attention of world experts and resulted in CARE becoming the first South American company to be selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Initially developed units 1 MW of rated power will effectively generate 90% of that amount. The generating units have traditionally been a performance of 55%. The turbine has the additional advantage of not needing dam or reservoir, working only with the flow of a river. "Our product is very different from any hydroelectric generation in the world. Almost a contradiction of what we have in Brazil and worldwide. It generates energy without a dam.. It's clean, renewable, does not food land," said Frank de Luca, a partner of CARE in an interview to CanalEnergia. Agency.
Care Electric has the help of a company,' expert in the financial and capital named Pluribus, to assist in the capitalization process. "Hopefully, when the capitalization process is completed we will soon be able to build the first unit," said de Luca, who drew attention to the fact that the turbine needs only 12 months to build.
The CARE generating units can be controlled and operated by satellite without the need for staff in addition to the turbine system does not require the use of grids, or fences that retain the material in suspension and in constant motion within the riverbed. He further stated said that, if necessary, several units can be installed along the same river, increasing the energy potential of the region.
The turbine can be used generate energy for isolated regions that do not have access to distribution networks.
The technology was recognized as valid by CEFET Federal University of Minas Gerais, according to de Luca. "Based on this fact we went on to developing the technology. Their study was based on a machine was built in the backyard, that found that the theory was correct," he said. CARE was invited to be part of the CIETEC program of University of São Paulo. For more information: www.careeletric.com.br.
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