Until now, most hydrokinetic turbines were anchored to the bottom of rivers or tidal basins, requiring intensive labor and hardware – including scuba divers and underwater construction- for both installation and maintenance. The ECO-Auger eliminates the need for such intensive operations.
Floating near the water’s surface, the ECO-Auger can be accessed easily for cleaning or service. Its support products include the ECO-Waka, a pontoon boat for deploying and anchoring the ECO-Auger, and the patented Deployment Swing System (DSS), a device to raise and lower the ECO-Auger.
This integrated system allows for routine access to the ECO-Auger, making it a technologically and economically viable solution for modest operators at locations across the globe.