President and Chief Technical Officer EnergynTech, Inc. (EYT) Lakewood, Colorado
Presentation Description: EnergynTech has developed seven new fabrication technologies – R&D funding from the U.S. Navy for use outdoors in shipyards. These new technologies utilize mobile/portable robots. This enables economical on-site fabrication of towers the diameter of which is much too large for road or rail transport. The tower is also self-erecting, and the sections are welded together using a new welding process developed for the Navy and a mobile VR Controlled welding robot – which crawls on the tower sections using a magnetic tread system similar to a bulldozer. A 250m tower design will support large 10 MW “offshore” turbines. Designed to take advantage of the Low Level Jet everywhere in most of the Central and Eastern Great Plains. The ultra-high-speed cutting, welding, and forming processes have been vetted for Navy ships and meet all wind tower requirements. As each tower section is lifted (by an internal cabling system), it is welded to the previous section. A 1/16 scale tower has been fabricated and the self erection system testing and works well – no large crane is needed. The Nacelle is lifted by the self-erecting tower. A completely new wind tower technology enabled by new fabrication technology research funded by the Navy.
Methodology: Via PowerPoint, (video, images, and samples of parts made with the new fabrication technologies. From the Oklahoma test site, the new fabrication technologies were tested, operating outdoors, on full scale steel plates (10' X 40' X 1").
Visualize and consider the use of these new technologies to produce the worlds tallest wind towers. Stimulate investment, which takes advantage of the Navy funding to transition this new technology into the wind tower industry.
Understand the economic advantages of using 250m wind towers with 10 MW turbines to capture the massive energy potential of the Low Level Jet.
Be apprised of, and prepared to take advantages of these new technologies which will enable low cost capture of energy from the Low Level Jet -- using wind towers which are self-erecting and produced with same high quality processes, the Navy uses on ships.