• Expanding the market for Offshore Wind

Clear Path Energy

Clear Path Energy is dedicated to increasing renewables in our global energy mix.

Our flagship product is a 5 MW offshore wind turbine design aimed at the intermediate water depth market.

We are actively looking for commercialization partners.  If you are interested in becoming part of the global supply chain, or in manufacturing and deploying the turbine, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can work together.

Why Offshore Wind

Offshore wind is a key part of the global energy mix as it can be sited with minimal impact.

Why Clear Path Energy

Most offshore wind turbines are land based turbine designs converted for offshore use.  This leads to heavy support structures and expensive installation and maintenance.

By taking a holistic approach and focusing specifically on intermediate depth waters of 40m to 100m, Clear Path Energy offers a design that delivers energy at 25% below the cost of conventional offshore wind.

In addition, intermediate depth sites are typically far enough from shore to be out of sight, but close enough to be serviced cost effectively.

Market

The primary markets are the North Sea (UK and Northern Europe) and the US East Coast in sites that are beyond the horizon, out of sight of land in intermediate depth waters.

Several countries in Asia have similar combinations of strong wind in intermediate water depths.

This greatly expands the possible sites as shown below.

Technology

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Two bladed partial pitch rotor 30% lower mass than incumbent turbines

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Ring generator is half the mass of incumbent drivetrains

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Tethered tower structure half to one third the mass of “floating” platforms

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Tethers provide stability

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Easy access to power electronics for reduced O&M cost.

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Water line structure allows waves to pass through easily

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Buoyancy reduces load on seabed and articulated joint.

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Articulated joint transfers load to tethers and anchors.

  • Sectional view of the Nacelle, Generator and Rotor

Installation

The installation process is shown in a sequence of four videos below.  Note that no large expensive barge or crane is required for installation, maintenance or reconditioning. 

Tower and Nacelle towed from shore to site

Tower and Nacelle raised with three coordinated tugs and ballast

Rotor winched onto Nacelle

Generator winched into Rotor to complete installation

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