L16 : Reducing Barriers to Hydrokinetic Energy - An Autonomous Turbine Installation and Retrieval System

Students Maya Clapperton
Mitchell Clapperton
School HWDSB - Westdale Secondary School - Hamilton
Level Senior 11/12 - Grade 11
Group Group 2B - Engineering and Computing I
Abstract Water energy has the potential to power the world four times over without the fundamental limitations inherent in other forms of renewable energy. Hydrokinetic energy could play a significant role in harnessing this potential, however, the inability to cost-effectively install and maintain turbines has prevented their widespread utilization. This project involves the engineering design, programming and development of an autonomous transport system for hydrokinetic turbines.