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Minesto is a spin-off of the SAAB Group

Minesto Tidal Energy  (video)

Minesto’s CEO Anders Jansson

Magnus Landberg  [Magnus Landberg
Project Manager Wind Power at Saab AB. Founder
Minesto AB 2007 – Present (6 years)
Founder and adjunct member to board of Minesto and inventor of Deep Green]

2014      Underwater Kite-Energy
Underwater kites (paravanes):   (search parvannes also)
Tidal power from slow currents with kite usage
Minesto, a Swedish and UK based company

"Deep Green" is term for the tidal paravane project.

"The second stage uses a generator
to convert kinetic energy into electrical power.

The net result is increased power from a smaller package. The planned normal full size weighs only 7 tons excluding anchoring which gives an energetic payback time of 3 weeks, compared to 8 months for onshore wind."



  • AirborneWindEnergy/message/8987

    • sspa.se/files/field_page_files/hl_56_2012.pdf

      • "Minesto is now working on the next prototype on a 1:4 scale. It will be installed at sea in the end of 2012 and will be tested over a period of one year. The main focus in these tests will be electricity production. Minesto is pursuing a focused development plan where the goal is to deploy the first full scale prototype
        in 2014, a 3MW Deep Green array in 2015, and increasing to a 10MW array in 2016.   Jan Hallander

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  • Kite tech of air kites will play to advance paravane tech. Fertile ideas can play the other way also.

  • Hybrid air and water systems are part of AWECS. E.g., the air kite towing of a barge that is saturated with water turbines.

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  • Sweeps in the low-velocity current multiplies the energy-harvesting just like we do in air kiting.
     "The method increases the flow velocity into the turbine by 10 times, compared to the actual stream velocity."

  • Safety to fish?

  • Consider an anchored or chute-staid boat. Consider air-kite towing paravane electricity producer.

  • Is the general ocean currents too slow for this?   Explore.

  • Oct 27, 2009 ... underwater-kite-energy-generator. We have seen the kite based energy generator back there in 2008 called Laddermill and I thought that is ...
  • Jan Hallander





News articles
Publication number US8246293 B2
Publication type Grant
Application number US 12/162,980
PCT number PCT/EP2007/050924
Publication date Aug 21, 2012
Filing date Jan 31, 2007
Priority date Feb 2, 2006
Also published as CA2637270A1, CN101379291A,CN101379291B, CN102506008A,EP1816345A1, EP2295792A2,EP2295792A3, US20090185904,WO2007101756A1, Less «
Inventors Magnus Landberg
Original Assignee Minesto Ab
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet


Page bookmark CA2637270  (A1)  -  TIDAL ENERGY SYSTEM
Inventor(s): LANDBERG MAGNUS [SE] +
Applicant(s): MINESTO AB [SE] +
- international: F03B17/06
- cooperative: F03B17/00; F03B17/06; F03B17/061; F03D5/00; F05B2240/917; F05B2240/97; 
Y02E10/28;Y02E10/70; Y02E10/728
Application number: CA20072637270 20070131 
Priority number(s): EP20060101208 20060202 ; WO2007EP50924 20070131
Also published as: EP1816345 (A1)  US2009185904 (A1)  US8246293 (B2)  NZ569753 (A) 
MX2008009564 (A) KR20080099258 (A)  JP2009525427 (A)  JP5102779 (B2)  
WO2007101756 (A1)  EP2295792 (A2) EP2295792 (A3)  ECSP088649 (A)  CN102506008 (A) 
CN101379291 (A)  CN101379291 (B) AU2007222491 (A1)  AU2007222491 (B2)  less 


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