Run of River, Inshore, Tidal and Ocean Energy Turbines
“Efficient, robust and reliable hydro-turbines”
Tocardo produce a range of turbines that can be utilised in any source of flowing water be it in a river, estuarine, tidal pressure heads or barrages or civil infrastructure such as bridges.
Tocardo’s turbines strengths lie in the reliable, low maintenance requirements, high flow and high power outputs. The turbines have mainly been built into civil infrastructure to date which has driven them towards incredibly robust and reliable designs. All the Tocardo tubines are direct drive power train meaning they don’t have a gearbox to maintain and cause reliability issues. They are also all permenant magnet generators makes them very efficient since they do not have to supply power to an electro-magnet.
Offshore tidal applications have introduced a new market opportunity using larger diameter rotors. Tocardo tidal turbines have a patented, passive, pitch changing rotor blade system which makes them very efficient and allows the turbines to optimise their performance for both the flood and the ebb tides which generally act in directly opposing directions.