Auger has tapered ends that does not harm fish, unlike the sharp ends of a turbine.
ECO-Auger harness energy from shallower waters. It uses a hydraulic pump to drive highpressure oil to a generator outside the water compared to gears to run an attached generator. Canbring electrification to more remote areas.
Design allows it to be tethered to bridges and other existing structures.
Consider scaling the design up or down depending on the application required.
Consider the auger and hydraulic design as a possible kite-type wind driven electricity generatingdevice.MishaelNicolas DayritFernandez (ES 2003)ECE 195.1ECO-Auger