Inspired by Nature
Harnessing renewable energy from the natural flow of water to power communities and empower individuals
A Scalable And Affordable Hydro Power Solution
BladeRunner Energy offers a scalable micro-hydro solution that harnesses the power found in the natural flow of water without the need for a dam. The system incorporates a proprietary rotor with design lines inspired by the natural motion of fluid for enhanced efficiency. The flexible power takeoff configuration allows for the generator and power electronics to be housed above the water, dramatically reducing costs while improving reliability. The small system size enables installation and storage by one person, resulting in an “energy when you need it” system.
BladeRunner comprises only 6 main components. This simplicity strongly supports our goal for establishing a price point of $2000/kW:
1 The PAX Rotor
2 Flexible Tether (Steel Cable)
3 Floating Platform
5 Power Electronics
The Pax Rotor
The key innovative component of BladeRunner is the PAX Rotor, an IP-protected design based on biomimicry, which is defined as the engineering practice that adapts nature’s design strategies to solve human technical problems.
This rotor is designed for riverine and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) energy generation, and the resultant shape leads to a considerable advancement in the primary energy capture stage and overall device geometry when compared to other horizontal axis MHK turbines.
BladeRunner’s small, flexible configuration is a unique and innovative approach that builds on the larger trends of Distributed Energy Resources brought about by the energy transition.