Configuration Geographic Data


Ireland and the United Kingdom


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 North Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Ireland and the United Kingdom. According to NASA Visible Earth Global Wind Speed data, for six months out of the year, this vast region sustains wind speeds averaging 14m/s or 27 kts. Using the numbers in the table below estimated from the NASA Global Wind Data maps, the yearly average is 12.9m/s or 25 kts.

Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. (m/s): 14 14 14 13 12 10 11 12 13 14 14 14

   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 Turbofoil® profit margins modeled in one cohesive tool that predicts Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), 10 year Return-on-Investment (ROI), and Investment Rate of Return (IRR), amongst many other parameters given weather data and Trip Planner data, here in particular, for a Turbine-Integrated Hydrofoil or Turbofoil® in the Northern Atlantic Ocean off the West Coast of Ireland.

Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and Investment Rate of Return (IRR) of a Turbine-Integrated Hydrofoil or Turbofoil® in the Northern Atlantic Ocean


Feasibility of a Turbofoil® in the Northern Atlantic Ocean


	 Galway, and Cork, Ireland, 2013
   The following pages report profitablility of a Turbofoil® in the Northern Atlantic Ocean given grib data applied to the Exponential Wind Gradient Model as described above.


    Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has developed the above models to facilitate optimization of design and operational trade-offs of the Turbofoil® and continues to perfect these models and explore other geographic locations for similar development.


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