- Baseload energy – cost competitive with nuclear and fossil fuels
- More cost effective than existing renewables
- Flexibility (location and design)
- Neither submerged nor offshore (protected equipment)
- Recycled and Used LPSMs - greatly reducing capital costs
- Simple design - ease of maintenance
Baseload energy: Tidal and wave technologies have focused on harnessing the force of the water while Nautical Torque uses the lifting capacity of water. Coupled with the kinetic energy inherent in LPSMs that rise and fall every day with the incoming and outgoing tide, the lifting capacity of water results in a nearly unlimited input source: Mass. The LPSM 's movement is not subject to variable environmental conditions like wind and solar and wave power. Tides are consistent and predictable, allowing us to develop gearing systems that result in the continuous spinning of a turbine. While the tidal version of nautical torque can be considered a "lunar" energy (as the tides are due to the pull of the moon), our land-locked microdam design uses the same principles but uses air compression and water fluctuation to lift and lower the LPSM. This holds enormous potential for bulk energy storage and hybrid systems that will allow wind turbines and solar farms to be always on and provide a viable alternative to nuclear and fossil fuel based power generation.
Location: Tidal technologies have been hampered because most locations are subject to extreme environmental conditions, either on the coasts, in the open ocean or as a submerged technology. Nautical torque technology is neither submerged nor offshore, and our facilities can be placed in existing harbors or ports close to the existing grid system. With our land-locked design, we can situate our facilities in interior areas with or without access to water.
Construction and Maintenance Costs: Because we have easy access to our facilities, maintenance and construction costs are greatly lowered. Furthermore, nautical torque is a mechanical process with construction and maintenance well within the current capabilities of mechanical and industrial engineers.
Environmental Impact: There is little environmental impact with our facilities since we emit no emissions nor invoke any chemical reactions whatsoeverWe will be located at existing harbors, ports and piers already dedicated to shipping and industrial use. We will positive impact the environment by using retired ships and vessels slated for destruction, saving on shipping and recycling costs.
Grid Parity: Based on our proof of concept, we estimate that one 20,000 ton container ship can generate up to 20 Megawatts of renewable electricity at a cost of approximate $20million to $40million dollars. This comes out to between $100 and $200 per Mw, which makes puts at below grid parity.