Prototypes 1 & 2

Prototype 2

Prototype 1

Sundermann Water Power developed an early stage prototype (P1) in the second half of 2009 at San Remo, Victoria.

The turbine was successfully tested in a suitable body of moving water. The results of the trials were very promising and provided valuable information for further development work.

Sea Trials

The sea trials of P1 were followed by the development and testing of two further devices, called T1 and T2. Tests involved estimating the power generation curve, efficiency, longevity, mooring systems, appropriate water flows and surface coatings.