Waterotor International, a hydrokinetic energy company, unveiled its mega-rotor system design called the Big Cajun. The 20MW Big Cajun is a hybrid ocean system that simultaneously extracts energy from slow moving water and wind.
This technology utilises rotor stacks in low water speed and conventional wind turbines to extract large amounts of power. Currently under development in Louisiana, the Big Cajun is Waterotor’s first commercial ocean deployment. Its first application allows big oil to reduce its carbon footprint and drastically reduce costs by replacing diesel-generated electricity production on platforms. Waterotor has identified several potential sites for The Big Cajun, including an initial site located off Suriname and Guyana.