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1. (WO2018057832) ELECTRICAL GENERATING NETWORK OF FLOATING BUOYS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/057832    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/052861
Publication Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F03B 13/14
F03B 13/16
F03B 13/20
Applicants: NATURAL POWER CONCEPTS, INC.
Inventors: PITRE, John
Title: ELECTRICAL GENERATING NETWORK OF FLOATING BUOYS
Abstract:
A system for converting water turbulence into electricity. The system comprises a plurality of buoys; each buoy being connected to at least one adjacent buoy by at least two generators; each of the buoys being connected to at least one adjacent one of the buoys by at least two generators, each of the generators having an adjustable length and adapted to generate electricity in response to a change in length; each of the at least two generators being connected to each of the buoys at either (a) different heights of the buoy, or (b) different angles to the buoy; wherein when deployed in water movement of one of the buoys induces changes in length of at least some of the generators connected to the one of the buoys.