Configuration Geographic Data


The South Pacific Basin, near Punta Arenas, or Tierra del Fuego, Chile


Courtesy NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE)
Courtesy: NASA Visible Earth, the Global Wind Speed page


   Wind hindcast maps from NASA above indicate a favorable capacity factor for hydrokinetic and wind hybrid energy conversion modules over a vast region of the Southern Pacific Ocean near Punta Arenas, or Tierra del Fuego, Chile. According to NASA Visible Earth Global Wind Speed data, this vast region consistently sustains wind speeds averaging above 14m/s or 27 kts.

   The Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ proposes deploying a fleet of Turbofoil® equipped vessels configured with a parasail. The parasail exploits high altitude winds of substantial force but lower turbulence in stable conditions. Using an Exponential Wind Gradient Model with a Hellman Exponent conservatively estimated at α=0.12 indicates a wind speed at a height of 300m to be 1.32 times greater than at 30m as shown on the map above to obtain the operating margins modeled in the Turbofoil® Feasibility Spreadsheets below.

   The Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has determined the following operating margins modeled in the Turbofoil® Feasibility Spreadsheets below based on delivery of kWh of electricity, kg-H2, or Metric Tonnes of Ammonia.

Feasibility & Break-even Analysis of a Turbine-Integrated Hydrofoil or Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean


Feasibility of Grid Feed-in from a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean


Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ Turbofoil® Feasibility in the Southern Pacific Ocean   The Feasibility of Grid Feed-in from a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean spreadsheet determines a 15.4% operating margin for a $6.5M vessel financed at a 10% annual rate over a ten year term, delivering electricity at $0.08/kWh or, working backwards from cell B22, setting a wholesale price at $0.07/kWh attains a 3.35% operating margin with all other parameters remaining the same, given the NASA data applied to the Exponential Wind Gradient Model as described above. The parameters input to the Southern Pacific Ocean Grid Feed-in Spreadsheet cells are determined as follows:


Feasibility of H2 (kg) from a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean


Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ Turbofoil® Feasibility in the Southern Pacific Ocean   The Feasibility of H2 (kg) from a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean spreadsheet determines an 6.7% operating margin for a $6.5M vessel financed at a 10% annual rate over a ten year term, delivering H2 at $2.00/kg, given the NASA data applied to the Exponential Wind Gradient Model as described above. The parameters input to the Southern Pacific Ocean H2 (kg) Spreadsheet cells are determined as follows:


Feasibility of Ammonia from a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean


Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ Turbofoil® Feasibility in the Southern Pacific Ocean   The Feasibility of Ammonia from a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean spreadsheet determines an 64.5% operating margin for a $6.5M vessel financed at a 10% annual rate over a ten year term, delivering NH3 at recent spot prices of $600/Mt (metric tonne) fob, given the NASA data applied to the Exponential Wind Gradient Model as described above. The parameters input to the Southern Pacific Ocean NH3 (kg) Spreadsheet cells are determined as follows:


   Working backwards from cell B21, price per metric tonne NH3, the spot price of ammonia can drop to $215/Mt with all other parameters remaining unchanged and a Turbofoil® in the Southern Pacific Ocean will remain profitable. Likewise, working backwards from cell D35, the principal of the debt financed mobile structure could go way over-budget as high as $24M at today's ammonia spot price with all other parameters remaining the same and operation remains profitable. Finally we note here one last lesser favorable outcome despite which we continue to profit: working backwards from cell B6, the mobile structure can only attain a velocity of 29.3 miles/hour or 13.1m/s, at today's ammonia spot price with all other parameters remaining the same.


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