Power Tower Implementation
01. HARDWARE INSTALLATION
In order to provide solution for power transmission from remote areas, specific hardware should be installed in transmitting area (i.e. GET Transmitter) and receiving area (GET Receiver) adjacent to substation(s) for further distribution of the power.
With some differences, GET Transmitters and Receivers have similar design and components, and mainly consist of the following parts:
- Underground antenna
- Mast above the ground
- Frequency converter
The GET solution is essentially a set of in ground power broadcast antennas to establish the wireless power transmission wave in the crust of the earth and receive it with receiving antennas. Each Transmitter has target power (max loading). It is possible to install several Transmitters in same area providing opportunity to scale up power plant capacity when needed, without necessity of complete rebuilding of energy grid (as it likely will be required in case of wired transmission).
Depends on a particular case, GET solution might be much more attractive and reasonable in comparison with HVDC (mostly for remote areas). In some cases, cost of GET infrastructure will be comparable with existing technologies; however, GET provides significant additional value – scalability and flexible power routing.
We hardly can provide precise estimation for industrial device cost, until we shift to building of high-power stands. At the same time current estimation gives us figure of ~$10M for high-power transmitter of 50-100MW. This is several times less than could be required for HVDC connection, and comparable with the cost of single wind turbine (~7M for 5-7MW turbine).
We work to build GET, the innovation of the century in terms of both of technology and usability. GET hardware will be delivered to market with simple, easy to install and maintain design, made of modern materials and electric components aiming to provide end-to-end high-power solution which can be deployed at power plant in several weeks.
02. UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND NETWORK OPERATION
This model also requires hardware installation, however installation cost is much less, or even zero.
Implementation model based on value of transmitted energy since usage of GET technology will significantly increase efficiency of renewable energy plants due to flexibility of the location.
This model could be interesting for renewable developers that do not want to deal with complex transmission issues. At the same time, GET can offer additional flexibility in power routing via other existing nodes under GET operation.
Typical Solar Plant Operating Margin is 8-15%. GET can provide true flexibility for choosing proper location for solar plant, which will lead to 10%-30% increase of energy production and consequently significant increase of Profit Margins (x2 and more) making GET solution truly valued.
03. TURNKEY ELECTRIC POWER SOLUTION
100MW renewable energy plant (solar/wind) with point-to-point energy transmission to any desired location as a package; Customer can choose any power level required starting from 100MW followed by 50MW step.
Today’s typical energy plant capacity – 500-1000MW. Turnkey solution in cooperation with top wind turbine/PV producers can be a great choice for investment in renewables. It also makes easy entrance into the renewable market for newcomers in this area.
04. GRID INTERCONNECTION
Total World’s Energy Consumption is estimated as ~100,000 TWh. Converting it to terawatt per hour we come to ~10 TW/h on average. Therefore, providing solution for at least 1 GW/h capacity, hundreds of such installations can interconnect all primary grids making global energy routing and balancing.
Such solution will require high-power infrastructure capable to work in 24/7 mode during years. Thus, it remains as our strategic development goal on a mature stage.