07 Mar '12, 2pm

Turning Water Into Electricity, Students Into Renewable Energy Experts

Turning Water Into Electricity, Students Into Renewable Energy Experts

A hydropower turbine has the potential to not only create energy, but has also sparked the creation of both a renewable energy company and a renewable energy education program in Maine . One of W2 Energy’s WaterHelix hydrokinetic energy systems was bought by Maine entrepreneur Robert Fogg and will be the first project of his newly established Maine BioEnergy in collaboration with the local Lake Region Vocational Center . As Fogg explains, "I called W2 Energy wanting to establish a renewable energy company in Maine. Our first project is using the WaterHelix to convert hydropower into electricity. Maine BioEnergy's second project will be using the NT Plasmatron to convert our wood waste into electricity." With W2 Energy’s design, the WaterHelix energy system can operate in rivers, streams, coastlines, or anywhere there is moving water. Because it operates entirely underwater...

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