Why OblinArk ?

The "OblinArk" is designed to be a visually and technically pleasing hydrokinetic power barge, that generates green power to fit seamlessly into the environment along with generating income under the government backed feed-in-tariffs (FITS).

Utilising the existing flow of water in rivers to produce carbon free energy. the "OblinArk" will provide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year generation, unlike its counterparts wind and solar, which have a much higher reliance on suitable conditions.

imageThe design and quality is aimed to limit any down time required for maintenance over a 20 year life span.

Ideal to be located anywhere on the water way, which has a suitable mooring and water velocity. The "OblinArk" with its low draft, allows delivery to the remotest of locations and provides flexibility to re-position the "OblinArk" into the ideal location should conditions change.

The "OblinArk" is a low impact solution and has been developed to co-exist within the environment and support the wildlife habitat.

Compared to other hydro solutions

  • No long implementation times with disruption to water flows.
  • No major civil works
  • No impoundment
  • No confinement of fish
  • No change to existing fish passes or fish migration paths
  • No turbine damage to fish
  • No depletion of water flow
  • No hindrance to the natural movement of sediment and gravel
  • No increase to vulnerability of fish from predators
  • No fixed location if there are changes in the local area
  • A green energy solution which has been positively received by the public.
  • Unlike many Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies OblinArk is not a fish and wildlife food blender
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Local generation


Directly supporting the changing patterns of energy production.

There is a high potential world wide for implementation of localised power generation.


 

Safety


Safety is integral to the design.


 

Capacity

A 180kw Ark will save 600 tonnes of carbon production a year against coal generation.

Generating 1103760 kwh per year which supplies 230 average houses with green electricity. (average annual consumption 4800 kwh)