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After eight years of research and developmental work, successful prototyping and improvements, Tesla Technologies starts the implementation of its second generation of the patented hydropower turbines for the unique cascading hydropower plant settings. Tesla’s Cascading HPP technology is the perfect solution for almost any river including the low-lying rivers or utilizing tidal power of the sea and protecting the coastline from the impact of huge waves. Having the ability to generate the clean blue energy with very slow water flow.

Part of the patent, the mode of operation of the cascading HPP

CASCADING HYDROPOWER PLANT

In this solution, the hydropower plant can operate as a local generator connected to a local power grid. Production of electrical energy from cascading hydropower plant is realized in this way: Pylons (15) are fixed to the riverbed (5), on them are laid stripe foundations (14). Two cascading turbines are interconnected (10) and laid on stripe foundations. (14). Achieved water height difference “H” (23) creates pressure to cascading power plant. Regulators (20), gradually leak water (6) towards pipes (29) of the turbine with rate of inflowing water (6) Water (6) inpipes (29) accelerates, paddles (38) of the turbine utilize it to convert to mechanical energy. A pressure of trapped air (25) prevents water penetration (6). This way, flowing water (6) is directed through a turbine pipe (29) where it is utilized on turbine paddles (38). The turbine paddles (38) on return path are moving through the air almost without any undesirable resistance. A direction of the movement of a turbine paddles (38) is achieved by “U” profiles (46) and guides (47). Such a relation is balanced and stabilized with overflowing (27) water over the barrier (19). In this way, we accomplish stable RPM on electric energy generator (55). In total, pipes (29) have several times bigger volume than planned utilization of water flow (6) per second in the river. This enables that water flow potential (6) is maximally utilized almost to the turbine standstill by using software control. When a cascading plant is in operation, one can observe overflow of a small amount of water like a waterfall, while the majority of water is directed through the turbine. The cascades are regulated by the building of an embankment made of metal net filled with locally sourced stone. A reduction is not necessary; energy is transferred directly to a generator shaft .

Part of the patent, the mode of operation of the Cascading Hydro Plant

In this solution, the hydropower plant can operate as local generator connected to a local power grid. Production of electrical energy from cascading hydropower plant is realized in this way: Pylons (15) are fixed to the river bed (5), on them are laid band foundations (14). Two cascading turbines are interconnected (10) and laid on band foundations. (14). Achieved water height difference “H” (23) creates pressure to cascading power plant. Regulators (20), gradually leak water (6) towards pipes (29) of the turbine with rate of inflowing water (6) Water (6) in pipes (29) accelerates, blades (38) of the turbine utilize it to convert to a mechanical energy. Pressure of trapped air (25) prevents water penetration (6). This way, flowing water (6) is directed thru pipe (29) of the turbine where is utilized on turbine blades (38).

The turbine blades (38) on return path are moving thru air almost without any undesirable environmental resistance. Direction of the movement of turbine blades (38) is achieved by “U” profiles (46) and guides (47). Such relation is balanced and stabilized with overflowing (27) water over barrier (19). In this way we accomplish stable RPM on electric energy generator (55). In total, pipes (29) have several times bigger volume than planned utilization of water flow (6) per second in the river.

This enables that water flow potential (6) is maximally utilized almost to the turbine standstill by using software control. When cascading plant is in operation, one can observe overflow of a small amount of water like a waterfall, while the majority of water is directed through the turbine. Casades are regulated by the building of an embankment made of metal net filled with local stone. Reduction is not necessary, energy is transferred directly to a generator shaft.

Patented by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)

WO2019103634 - Cascading Hydroelectric Power Plant (second generation). International Filing Date: 22.11.2018. Applicants & Inventors: TESLA, Tomislav. More details about patent>

WO2019147153 - The Process Of Air Compression In The Hydroelectric Power Plant. International Filing Date: 21.01.2019. Applicants&Inventors: TESLA, Tomislav. More details about patent>

Cascading Hydropower Plant advantages

A significantly simpler and faster construction principle than a conventional hydroelectric power plant, typical construction with industrial parts.

the same or lower construction cost than the wind power plants, with higher electricity production, mainly during the day when its needed the most;

almost insignificant carbon footprint and other negative impacts on the environment in comparison with other technologies and their construction and production procedure;

much less disturbance of the neighborhood in which the building zone is located, which gives a better picture of the project and its contractors.

Regulation of the water flow with precise water level height regulation throughout the river basin with a series of cascading HPP - flood prevention and protection.

a number of cascading plants are quickly and efficiently shifting and solving a flood wave, and in that way, the area is easily and without additional cost being protected from high waters;

no more erosion of soil and loss of valuable agricultural land and natural birds (and other animals and insects) habitats along the river;

additionally, vulnerable fish habitats (due to drought or low water levels in the tributaries) and natural fish hatcheries can be provided with additional fresh water in the most urgent and needy times for the fish, and therefore improve the restoration of the fish fund;

the new river meandering is stoped, and therefore, the border areas where the river is a natural state border are better secured and regulated.

Much more oxygen in the water that has a positive effect on the fish fund and other flora and fauna.

Necessary water cleaning from the growing problem of plastic and pollution of nature by its decay and the toxicity it carries (extremely bad influence on fish that eventually mutate from male to female and this way we are losing fish stock and their natural balance that will have catastrophic consequences). An additional possibility of purifying water from other pollutants, whether it is about microelements or other bulky floating waste.

The possibility of simpler irrigation of surrounding agricultural resources.

Possibility to use waterways with safe navigability throughout the whole year.

Possibility to build tourist attractions with facilities and contents on the water such as kayaking, rafting, etc.

An additional option (with our patented technology) for organic fish farming in areas between cascading plants.

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