Sunday, 6 October 2019

HALES WATER TURBINES CHALLENGE UK ENERGY MINISTER KWARTENG


     
ON FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2019 ,  A DIRECTOR OF HALES WATER TURBINES LTD ATTENDED A DINNER ARRANGED BY THE BEXHILL AND BATTLE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION, WHICH HAD  THE RT HON KWASI KWARTENG MP, MINISTER OF STATE FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND CLEAN GROWTH AS THE GUEST SPEAKER,

   THE REASON THE HWT DIRECTOR ATTENDED THIS DINNER WAS TO CHALLENGE THE MINISTER ON A STATEMENT HE MADE IN A REPLY LETTER TO A HALES ENERGY SUPPORTER IN SEPTEMBER 2019.

  THE MINISTER  HAD STATED IN THIS REPLY LETTER THAT

  " MY OFFICIALS AND I DO NOT FEEL THE DEVICE COULD EXTRACT SIGNIFICANT POWER FROM SLOW MOVING TIDAL CURRENTS ".

 AT THIS REFERRED TO THE HALES WATER TURBINE EARLIER IN THE LETTER  AND AS HALES WATER TURBINES IS ONE OF THE FEW TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPERS WHO SPECIALISE IN DESIGNING TURBINES TO HARVEST ENERGY FROM LOW-VELOCITY WATER FLOWS, THE COMPANY FELT THAT MINISTER KWARTENG SHOULD BE CHALLENGED.     TO PUT HIS "CHAMPIONS" UP AGAIN OUR "CHAMPIONS" IN AN OPEN CONTEST WITH THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA ABLE TO FOLLOW THE DEBATE.

  HOWEVER, AS THE GOVERNMENT IS AT A VERY STRANGE PLACE AT THE MOMENT WITH BREXIT ISSUES, THE MINISTER SUGGESTED WE, HALES WATER TURBINES LTD  SHOULD CONTACT THE LOCAL MP WHO WAS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE DINNER ALSO, AND  PROCEED FROM THERE.

    HALES ENERGY'S POSITION IS THAT IF THE UK IS TO ADVANCE IT'S DRIVE TO CARBON FREE THEN IT HAS TO HARVEST THE 3,230 SQUARE KILOMETERS OF UK TERRITORIAL WATERS OF WHICH OVER FIFTY PERCENT HAVE LOW VELOCITY FLOWS OF 1.0 M/S, THE TARGET FLOW RATES.
   ALSO, THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WAS STARTED IN THE MANCHESTER AREA OF THE UK IN 1780's WITH WATER WHEELS DRIVING THE FIRST SPINNING JENNY'S PRODUCED BY ARKWRIGHT, TWENTY YEARS BEFORE THE WATT STEAM ENGINES ARRIVED IN NUMBERS.
  ALSO THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS INVESTED   $ 6.7 MILLION DOLLARS SOLELY INTO RESEARCH OF LOW-VELOCITY FLOWS.

HEAL ENERGY HOPES THAT THE CHALLENGE WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
 

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

HALES WATER TURBINES DELAYS SALE OF TIDAL TURBINE TO IRAN



   Due to the ongoing tensions in the Straits of Hormuz area of Iran, Hales Water Turbines Ltd has needed to withdraw the recent pro-forma invoice to supply a 1MX1M Hales Tidal Stream Turbine  complete with venturi ducting and specialised test equipment until normal International Trading Standards are restored in the region.

  Hopefully this potential order will be restored in the near future so Iran is able to continue expanding  it's renewable energy development.


Paul Hales
Managing Director
Hales Water Turbines Ltd

Saturday, 8 June 2019

HALES ENERGY HAS THREE R&D PROJECTS NOW GOING FORWARD


THIS WEEK, HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS RECEIVED CONFORMATION THAT THE PLANNED LINK UP WITH THE SINGAPORE BASED OCEAN PIXEL ORG, TO DEVELOP THE PATENTED HALES VERTICAL AXIS TIDAL STREAM TURBINE UP TO 250Kw IN SIZE, THIS TO PROVIDE LOW COST AND EFFECTIVE POWER GENERATION FOR ISOLATED  COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN THE ASIA REGION, COMBINED WITH ANOTHER LARGE TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPER, IS GOING AHEAD.

 HALES WATER TURBINES LTD IS ALREADY IN DISCUSSIONS WITH A UNIVERSITY IN IRAN TO SUPPLY A 1MX1M  HALES TURBINE WITH DUCTED VENTURI  AND TEST EQUIPMENT ETC FOR TRIALS IN THE HORMOZGAN STRAITS, TO HELP BUILD A  RENEWABLE ENERGY MARINE PROGRAM FOR  IRAN. THIS PROJECT IS AT THE COSTING AND DELIVERY STAGE.

IN THE PAST FEW MONTH, HALES WATER TURBINES HAS ALSO BEEN TALKING TO THE CITY OF LONDON AND OTHERS AS TO THE POTENTIAL OF HEAT EXTRACTION FROM COASTAL TIDAL AND FAST FLOWING RIVERS ETC WITH A SPECIALLY DESIGN  CONCENTRATED PRIMARY HEAT COLLECTION UNIT THAT LINKS TO THE NORMAL GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP UNITS.

DISCUSSION BY HALES WATER TURBINES LTD AND HALES ENERGY LTD  AS TO THE BEST WAY TO RAISE FUNDING, EITHER WITH DIRECT OR CROWD FUNDING ETC,  TO TAKE ALL THREE PROJECTS INTO THE MARKET.


 

Thursday, 30 May 2019

HOW LARGE A HALES TURBINE TIDAL FENCE TO MATCH 10MW WIND TURBINE OUTPUT ?



     A REQUEST LAST WEEK FROM A FORMER OBSERVER OF TESTING OF THE HALES TIDAL STREAM TURBINE ON THE THAMES ,  AS ASKED WHAT WOULD BE THE SIZE OF A HALES TURBINE DEPLOYMENT, POSSIBLY IN A TIDAL FENCE MODULAR FORM, WITH A HOLLOW BALLASTED BASE ETC.

 PAST THIS INTERESTING QUESTION TO OUR  DIRECTOR  ROD BROMFIELD, WHO IS ALSO A SENIOR LECTURER AT THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AT KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON.

THE TIDAL FLOW WAS STATED AT 5 KNOTS (2.4 M/S) AT THE SITE.

THIS IS THE CONCLUSIONS:




Hales Turbines comparison

an interesting question!!

Firstly what does a 10MW wind turbine produce over a year?
 The KWh is nowhere near the 10,000kW x 365 x 24 hours. I would be very surprised that it produces 1/5 of that over a year.
So
10,000kW x 365 x 24 x 1/5 = 17,520,000 kWh (17,560 MWh) say.
The frontal area of the wind turbine (not including base and tower) is 21,124 m2

Anyways, using a 2m x 2m contra-rotating Hales Turbine with a 5 knot stream = 2.5m/s approx.from actual readings from tests/trials of the Hales:- 
2.5m/s produces 20kW approx per unit (2m x 2m size turbine)

Therefore 5,000 Hales devices = 20,000 m2of frontal area(similar size of area to the wind turbine).

20kW x 5,000 x 365 x 24 =876,000,000kWh (approx50 times more energy that of the wind turbine).

Therefore, only need 100 Hales Turbines to yield the same kWh of a 10MW ‘rated’ wind turbine.
So we need 100 Hales Turbines with a frontal area of 800 m2to produce the equivalent energy over a year:-
20kW x 100 x 365 x 24 = 17,520,000 kWh (17,520 MWh).

Easier to handle at 2m x 2m x 2m contra-rotating Hales turbine –deployment costs would be a fraction of that of a 80m bladed wind turbine.

Hales visual impactNILverses Wind turbine visual impact ?????

Thinking about the overall capture area of 2m high x (2m + 2m width) which would be 8 m2 with venturi, and we wanted an equivalent energy /year of a 10MW wind turbine,
and if you stacked them 4 high (8m high) and require 100 units,
then we have 25 along the surface ( 25 x 4m =100m). 

This gives 8m( 4 high) x 25 x 4m (each turbine) = 800 m2

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

THE NEED FOR BRITISH STEEL OUTPUT FOR THE FUTURE



THE POWERS TO BE IN THE GOVERNMENT ARE BEING VERY SHORT SIGHTED REGARDING THE POTENTIAL DEMISE OF BRITISH STEEL, ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST PRODUCERS OF A WIDE RANGE OF HIGH CLASS BASE STEEL.
 THE CURRENT FLOODING OF THE WORLD MARKET WITH LOW GRADE CHINESE STEEL HAS DESTABILIZED THE WORLD MARKET .
IF AND WHEN THE UK PUSHES FORWARD WITH ANY MAJOR MOVE TOWARDS A FULLY CARBON  FREE  NATION,  THEN TO CREATE THE LARGE NUMBER OF RENEWABLE DEVICES SUCH AS THE LARGE NUMBER OF OFF-SHORE WIND TURBINES, SOLAR PANEL FARMS THAT ARE ALREADY MAKING A START AND WILL BE NEEDED AS A BRIDGE TO THE MOVE INTO FULL MARINE ENERGY SYSTEMS, THAT WILL REQUIRE VAST AMOUNTS OF STEEL PRODUCTS TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN.
  WILL THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS HAM STRUNG IN WAYS TO LOAN THE COMPANY FUNDS DIRECTLY IN ANY QUANTITY, IT SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING A LARGE AMOUNT OF BRITISH STEEL'S MARINE GRADE STEEL AND STOCK PILE READY FOR THE FUTURE.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

HALES ENERGY TO EXPLAIN ENERGY POTENTIAL OF TIDAL THAMES TO LONDON CITY HALL.



         DIRECTORS OF HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAVE BEEN INVITED TO LONDON'S CITY HALL TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL OF THE NEW  "HALES TIDAL ARRAY",  THE 1.5 METRE CUBE SYSTEM OF SUPPLYING THE PRIMARY HEAT SOURCE FOR A GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP FROM TIDAL WATERS.


  THE PROTOTYPE UNIT ABOVE, WHICH CONTAINS THE FULL 250m OF 32mm PIPEWORK THAT MAKES UP THE STANDARD DEPLOYMENT LENGTH OF PIPEWORK KNOWN AS  A " SLINKY" HEATING LOOP ,WAS USE TO CONFIRM OUTPUT AND EASE OF DEPLOYMENT ON THE THAMES IN 2018.
 EACH 7Kw UNITS CAN BE EASILY CONNECT UP IN MODULAR FORM USING A CONNECTING MANIFOLD.  PRODUCED WITH MARINE GRADE STAINLESS STEEL FRAMING AND PROTECTION  NET, THE UNITS ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR 50 YEARS OR MORE, THE SAME PERIOD AS "SLINKY" LOOPS BURIED IN THE GROUND.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

HALES WATER TURBINE SIGN MOU WITH OCEAN PIXEL



        HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS JUST SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH OCEAN PIXEL ORG  BASED IN SINGAPORE.

   THIS EXCITING LINK UP WITH OCEAN PIXEL ORG, AN  OFF- SHOOT COMPANY FROM THE SINGAPORE  NANYANG  TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY,  OCEAN PIXEL  SPECIALIZING IN THE MARINE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN THE ASIA AREA.

 THE POTENTIAL OF THE REACTION HALES TIDAL TURBINES WILL WIDEN THE AREAS OF POTENTIAL COASTAL COMMUNITY POWER GENERATION THAT HAVE SUITABLE LOW VELOCITY FLOWS FROM TIDAL OR OCEAN CURRENTS, THIS CAN HELP TO REDUCE THE DEPENDENCE ON EXPENSIVE FOSSIL FUELS.