GMax Frequently Asked Questions
What are tides, and how does that translate to GMax generating clean power?
The GMax Tidal Energy system harnesses these currents to generate carbon-free electricity through a proprietary system, see this link to review the GMax operations video
How Does GMax Tidal Energy Technology compare to other Green Energy Technologies like Solar, Wind, and other Tidal Energy Technologies?
Until an initial pre-feasibility report is performed, little is known regarding the potential of any “locations clean power output.” Each developer is responsible for their technology in whole and must provide validation data considering their systems performance versus that location. And the best comparisons tend to be “Cost per Mega-Watt” CAPEX (Capital Expense to build the facility) And OPEX (Expense to maintain the facility), which equates to the: “Levelized Cost of Energy” (LCOE) for that facility.
A general comparison is also discerned in terms of the “overall energy production footprint”
A GMax Tidal Energy float stage can generate a predictable 3.3 Megawatts of usable clean electricity daily, within a footprint of, 9,777 Total Square Feet of usable water space.
A solar farm of equal 3.3 Mw but, unpredictable output would require a footprint of 18 acres of land which compares to 871,200 Total Square Feet of usable land space.
A wind farm of equal 3.3 Mw but, unpredictable output would require a huge footprint due to the spacing requirements regarding wind blockage and surface obstacles that conflict with the wind flow. 2.8 Million Total Square Feet of usable land space.
Other tidal energy technologies are entirely different from one another and built for use in specific environments. Some are “Tidal Lagoons” which involve huge land relocation infrastructure type of projects. Some are operated by the surface motion of the waves, in which the developers of GMax have no data to compare.
Tidal Turbine type innovations which are driven by the same type of water currents as GMax have been proven with remarkable results. Recent data from the EU Atlantis Project observed for several years and produced a record quantity of electricity utilizing the water current phenomena, and safe benign occupancy in the aquatic environment.
Although the GMax Linear Flow Engines are Not turbines, the innovation shares the same “Thrust Mechanism” of water currents to generate clean power. A unique proprietary system that consists of two linear flow engines generate a slow moving, but “VHTV” or Newton Meters, that is transitioned into the state-of-the-art permanent magnet generators inside the lower deck space of the float stage.
Is there carbon or chemical toxins emitted during maintenance and operations of the GMax system?
Does GMax Float Stage Units negatively impact the Ocean Ecosystem or Marine Life?
The overall design was engineered around these statutes in several category levels. Starting with anchorage, the float stage does not require a foundation which can severely impact the environment and raise costs significantly. While in full power operations the GMax linear flow engines move slower than the tidal current itself, which renders “A Benign Aquatic Environment Occupation.” This means fish just plainly swim around the float stage as they would any obstacle in their travels utilizing their natural sensory perception. To insure daily operational harmony with the environment, an entire array package of environmental monitoring & observation instrumentation accompanies operations, below the waterline, and above the waterline. Special operations installed aboard the float stage will enable an immediate shut down for human, USCG / USACE Maritime, and New York State and New Jersey environmental safety protocols.
Can GMax Float Stage Units withstand Level 3-5 Hurricanes without sustaining damage?
Fossil and Nuclear power plant operations kill nearly 9 billion fish per year, This averages to a “rate” of fish killed per mega-watt of power produced. What is the kill percentage rate of the GMax system while operational?
Severe impact happens with many traditional type fossil/Nuclear based power plants that require FAST SPINNING BLADE pumps of 300 RPM (analageuos to an industrial kitchen blender) to circulate sea water which cools these massive systems. Unfortunately this is a nessecary component in the nuclear plants which require even larger pumps, and sometimes kill huge amounts of fish depending on the maintenance protocal cycle.
See the following information provided,
The “Fish Kill” percentage rate for each GMax Float Stage Unit is @ Zero (0).
Developers have designed, engineered, and performed hundreds of tests, through several protypes representing diverse levels of circumstance. 3rd party validation from expert council provides confirmation of the “GMax SLOW RPM” as impossible to kill fish, because the apparattus is slower than the tidal current. Aquatic species (Fish etc) navigate around these landmarks as they would any other natural or man made obstacle, through their own “sensory perception.
What locations is the GMax developer planning to commence with?
Please refer to the “GMax Projects” link provided here.
The developer is presently advancing through a permit application regarding,
‘The GMax Tidal Energy New York Pilot Project.
This is necessary to obtain the “Power Output Nameplate Values” for operations, required to obtain the Federal Power Plant License. The developer has also submitted pre-bid documentation for two of the largest utility scale Clean Energy projects to date, “that include Clean peak power storage generated through a flywheel carbon + chemical free system.”
GMax Float Stages will be made in the USA.
The developer has chosen to primarily focus on the East and West coasts of the United States of America.
From Miami Florida to Maine exists a gulf stream of water current that can insert over 175,000 Mega Watts of clean power into the electric grid within 55 months. The West coast USA also has even higher significant & successful conditions awaiting GMax locations from Southern California to Washington State.
The Nation of Guyana has also approved a GMax pre-feasibility inspection regarding several locations with significant successful conditions awaiting in the Essequibo and Pomeroon Rivers which are presently being considered
How is the GMax Tidal Energy clean power system less expensive than traditional fossil fueled power plants?
Not including subsidy, the OPEX is .4-.7 cents per kilowatt generated. The plant lifecycle is generally 10 years (Fossil Fuel does not require power storage).
The rate of cost per megawatt for a GMax Clean Power System is $3.9mm – $7mm. Add $3.3mm per megawatt for peak power storage if required. OPEX is .1 cent per kilowatt because GMax does not require diesel fuel to operate, nor to: generate utility scale clean power. Furthermore, the GMax system is designed for a 30-year life cycle, when compared to fossil fuels 10-year life cycle. This renders the GMax system a significantly less expensive system to build and operate for generating 100% clean power.
Since ocean tides are predictable only at certain times, how is the GMax float stage also capable of a utility scale peak power storage?
Most customers require electricity power on demand. This system was designed to offer electricity through this revolutionary and novel power storage system that will be able to provide over two megawatts of peak power per GMax float stage.
Certain customers Grid Capacities may require more electricity than the nameplate output electricity of what the GMax float stage is designed to produce. Therefore the “HIPP” system would not be required in that scope of work format.
Will people be able to monitor the GMax clean energy output for the carbon offset credits NFT initiatives they are offering?
The developer is creating an app that will tie into the GMax float stage clean power output while in full operations. Upon purchasing an NFT the owner will be given a passcode to the app for wireless access to the “output metering of usable electricity.” The app will automatically calculate their portion of daily carbon offset credits earned. The owner will have the ability to monitor daily progress for validation to either purchase additional credits or to buy and sell on the open carbon offset credit markets. A “GMax Carbon Token” NFT will be issued via a whitelist for the GMax pilot project launch.
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