GPI – Green Power Island
Island (Region, province.Country):
Budget / cost of the project:
Supplying energy and water to the island from sea waves
Project description of activities and specificinterventions (max 2250 characters):
Invention of a marine platform called GPI (Green Power Island) designed by the Italo-American scientist Prof. Paul Noja (WEB info at Potomsc Institute for Policy Studies in Washington), patented in Italy, Japan and the United States, thst use a unique energy converter named WEPPMC (Wave Energy Push-Pull Mechanical converter) that transforms the alternate and inconstant power of the ewave into a continuous and constant torque supplied to the electrical generators using the waves both in their ascent and also descent, producing large quantities of electrical energy and drinking water immediately available with no installation whatsoever.
GPIs range from 14 to 120 meters in diameter, accrding to the electricity and water needed by each island. The production of a 120 meters GPI is up to 120MW of nominsl power and u to on million cubic meters of drinking water per day, thus being able to feed islands of any dimension.
Public outreach, education andawareness efforts and results (max 2250 characters):
The GPI has been first licensed and manufactured in Japan, where a pilot unit PGPI (Pilot Green power island) has been launched and tested at the presence of the authorities and the Press, and a press conference gas been given immediately showing the positive results of the test, up to the point that japan has decided to build the GPIs in large numbers:202 by year 2020, up to 2.482 by year2025 and up to 8.482 by year 2030, to be distributed along the 6.000 islands of japan and near countries (Japan has bought the licence for Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan).
Quatar has also bought the license, and there are current negotiationswith other countries, including a number of islands in Africa.
Economic, value added,and how calculated (max 2250 characters):
The levelized cost of energy production of the GPI is 2,5 US cent per KW in 20 years amortization, which is the lowest cost of energy production in the world. The capex of GPI is similar to wind turbines, but the production is way bigger because waves are available much longer tht wind, and GPIs ha absolutely no impact on the environment.
Consequently als the ROI (Return of investment) is very high (typically over 30%), and the Capex payback time is very short (typically 2,5 years), making it extremely interesting for investors.
From an ecological point of view the GPI is a self-levelling, self-travelling, self-positioning, radio controlled marine platform not anchored to sea bottom (thus not interfering with marine environment), and it is covered with real vegetation, because of its large production of drinking water, part of which is used for the irrigation of the vegetation in the out of water, visible section of the GPI.
From a social point of view, the GPI lsarge production of electricity and drinking water at an extremely low cost (2,5 US cent per KW for electricity), and its mobility (the GPI has 4 electric motors and can move to any destination like a Ship), the GPI represent a new frontier to feed islands with both electricity and water in the same unit, saving use of land in the islands;
(depending on its size)The GPI is substantislly a boat or Ship (depending on its size), and because it is not anchored to sea bottom, it does not need any authorization, except for the usual navigation documents.
The submitted photos show the launch and the test of the Pilot GPI in Kobe (Osaka, Japan) where is has been built, and a detailed description of the components of the GPI.
During the meeting in Ischia Prof. Noja will show a working model of the GPI and the WEPPMC converter.