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Call for donors: Clean ocean energy project in Udupi, India


Developed by Dr. Ashok Kundapur, this project seeks to harness energy from the ocean to generate clean electric power all round the year at over 80% of installed capacity, way better than any conventional power plant burning coal or Uranium. He is seeking funds to develop a fully functional prototype, through the Milaap crowdfunding platform.

 

Ashok Kundapur, Milaap

VIEW: Ashok Kundapur’s campaign page on Milaap website 

For the past 40 years, I have been trying to mitigate emission of Green House Gases and also to empower women through use of solar cookers, for they provide some extra time for women. My website on the subject has become popular, but solar cookers are yet to catch-up.

In the meantime, production of Electric power is on the rise, so is burning of fossil fuels, resulting in more and more pollution, causing a threat to very life on earth. This led me to search for sustainable alternative to generate power and to date I have evolved a system which is better than a coal or atom burning power plant, as it can generate power on all 365 days at over 80% of installed capacity.

My system relies on time tested technologies like Hydraulic and Hydroelectric systems. I have designed a special hydraulic pump which can imbibe power from Ocean wave and push water to reservoirs on top of small hillocks near the coast. From this reservoir water runs into Hydroelectric Generators to generate grid interactive power.
In the video, whose link is mentioned below, I tested this specially designed hydraulic pump, which could pump water to about 60 meters. I am now working on a new design which could pump water to over 200 meters.
For working on this system and to fabricate the pump shown in the video, I have spent more than Rs 15 Lakhs. Now I need about Rs 30 lakhs to fabricate a full prototype to generate 10 kW. I am sure this prototype will attract worldwide attention, as this is the most sustainable, eco-friendly system ever designed on the planet to generate versatile electric power.

Fairly accurate budget is presented here

BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 5 kW  WAVE ENERGY HARNESSING SYSTEM
S.No
  Items
Ref to Part  in Diagram
Number/Unit
/Length (rate in Rs.)
Cost
1
  • Single Acting pump under water
       1
80 units x Rs. 7500
  600000
2
  • Density adjusted Floats (part of 1)
80 x Rs.1000
    80000
3
  • Hydraulic pressure 50 mm pipes from Pump to Actuator
100 m x Rs.600
    60000
4
  • Actuator
       2
4 units x Rs. 75000
 150000
5
  • Pipes from Actuator to Upper Tank
       3
90 m x Rs. 250/m
    27000
6
  • 100 mm Pipe from Upper Tank to Generator (Penstock)
       4
75 m x Rs. 800/m
    60000
7
  • 10 kW Hydroelectric Generator
       5
One Unit
   850000
8
  • Power Governor (Power regulator switch & Load Absorbers)
One Unit
    25,000
9
  • Pipe from Generator to Lower Tank (6- T2)
  6 & T2
10 m  x  Rs. 500/m
       5000
10
  • Pipe from Lower Tank to below beach sand reservoir
      T3
25 m x Rs. 400/m
     10000
11
  • Pipe from Tank  T3 to pumps (Not labeled)
100 m x Rs. 250/m
     25000
12
  • Inter connecting Pipes
100 m x Rs 450/m
     45000
13
  • Pump anchoring units  (Part of 1)
25×2 set =50mxRs.500
     25000
14
  •  L          Labor, civil  works and other
   500000
15
  • Si        Proximity switches   (not labeled)
4 nos x Rs.2,500
     10000
16
  • 14 L    Solenoid valves  50 mm dia (Not labeled)
4 nos  x Rs. 5000
    20000
17
  •   PC    Reservoirs T1, T2, T3
6 nos x Rs. 30000
  180000
18
  • Special Instruments & Data Recorder
One set
  400000
TOTAL
 30,72,000

It is a well known fact that only successful people will be listened, honoured and followed all over the World. Now you will help me to make this system successful and bring laurels to yourself and to the country, as this system is going to be one of the best and most valuable contribution to the world, as it will herald a new era in harnessing CLEAN energy from the ocean, which will assure continuance of life on this planet and our future generation.

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