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Santa
Barbara
Summit
on
Energy
Efficiency


Commercialization of Expediting Innovation from the


Energy Efficient Technologies: Laboratory to the Market:
The Clipper Windpower Model Ecomerit Technologies Overview
2001-2010

Jim
Dehlsen

Chairman

Ecomerit
Technologies
LLC

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COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY


• 
 
Wind
energy
as
an
example
of
commercializa>on



Zond
 
1980‐2000





General
Electric 
 


Clipper
 
2001‐2010





United
Technologies


 

• 


 
 
The
present
environment
for
commercializa>on


• 


 
What
has
to
change
to
reach
full
poten>al


• 

 
Overview
of
the
Ecomerit
Technologies
approach




 


COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY


The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


FOUNDATION
FOR
SUSTAINABILITY
TECHNOLOGIES


• 



 
1970’s
oil
embargo
s>mulated
U.S.
Govt.





support
for
wind,
solar,
geothermal
and


biomass
 




 PTC Expiration Years
• 


 
On
again,
off
again
U.S.
policy
deterred


 
financial
markets,
and
industrial


 
companies




• 








Around
the
new
millennium
with
strong


 
European
Government
support


 
technologies
flourished
in
the
EU


 

• 

 
A
U.S.
transforma>on
in
the
last
decade




 • 

 
Preference
for
green
products


 


 • 
 
InsBtuBonal
shareholders


 

 
requiring
corporate
social


responsibility

 Consistent
U.S.
policy
support
essen2al
for


 broad
entry
by
industrials
and
the
financial

• 

 
U.S.
industrial
companies


awakening
to
the
global
 markets

opportunity

COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY



The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


WIND
ENERGY

example


GE
Acquisi>on
‐
2002
 UTC
Acquisi>on
‐
2010

Enron Acquisition - 2000
COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY


The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


CLIPPER
—
TECHNOLOGICAL
ADVANTAGE


Drive
Train

• Designed
for
low
RPM
and

high
torque

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• 
40%
lighter;
more
efficient


Permanent
Magnet
Generators


• Higher
efficiencies
for
more

producBon
 Same
scale


Variable
speed
opera>on

• More
efficient
than
today’s

standard
wind
turbines


Designed
to
have
a
lower
life
cycle

cost

• 
Built‐in
crane
 Conven>onal
2.5
MW

• 
Built‐in
service
liU


COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY



The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


CLIPPER
TIMELINE


Manufacturing

 

500
Turbines

DOE/NREL
 Start
Up

Dehlsen
 Deployed
in
18

Associates
 Partnership
 IPO
 



Projects
Across

Forms
 2.5
mw
Liberty
I

Clipper

 Tes>ng

U.S.
and
Mexico
 
UTC
Acquisi>on


2001
 2002
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 2008
 2009
 2010

COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY


The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


THE
CLIPPER

MODEL


Turbine Wind Resource Installation, Operation Advanced


Manufacturing Development and Maintenance Technology

•  Manufactures
2.5
MW
 •  Develops

9,000
MW
 •  Commissions
Clipper
 •  Design/engineering
of
10



turbine,
Cedar
Rapids,
 por[olio
and,
when
ready
 turbines
 MW
offshore
turbine.

Iowa
 to
construct,
sells
projects
 •  Provides
operaBonal
and
 ConBnuous
improvement

•  ProducBon
capacity
of
 with
Clipper
turbines
 maintenance
services
for
 of
the
Liberty
pla[orm
and

around
500,
2.5
MW
 •  5,000
MW
JV
with
BP
 customers
 next
generaBon
turbine

turbines
(1,250
MW)
 •  Originates
new
green
field
 •  Responsible
for
warranty
 design

projects
 management

COMMERCIALIZATION
OF
ENERGY
EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY



URGENCY
FOR
SUSTAINABILITY
TECHNOLOGIES


• 
 
The
“sustainable
yield”
of
earth
resources
now
exceeded
by
50%
+


• 
 
Water
tables
falling,
glaciers
retrea>ng,
agriculture
output
strained


• 
 
U.S.
now
imports
2/3
of
its
petroleum;
oil
in
peaking
range



• 



 
Climate
change
intensifying


• 

 
2011‐
7
billion
humans;
adding
200,000+
per
day



Number
of
failing
states
increased
from
7
in
2004

to
15
in
2010




 



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EXPEDITING
INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET


THE
ECOMERIT
MODEL

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables



FORMAT

A
private
development
laboratory
for
sustainability
technologies


PROCESS

Create
 IP,
 vet
 techno/economic
 viability,
 product
 design/engineering,
 prototype

development,
tesBng,
cerBficaBon,
commercializaBon
plan


PRESENT
AREAS
OF
INTEREST

Marine
hydrokineBc
energy,
bulk
energy
storage,
water
systems,


green
building
systems,
combined
heat
and
power



TIMELINE

TIMELINE

4‐5
years
to
product
cerBficaBon,

operaBonal
start‐up
and
commercializaBon


TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENT
EXAMPLES


CenBpod
–
wave
energy

AquanBs
–
constant
ocean
currents


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EXPEDITING
INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET



ECOMERIC
EXAMPLE
PROJECT

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables



4.5
MW
Electric
Power
Generator

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EXPEDITING
INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET


THE
ECOMERIT
EXAMPLE

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables




 POTENTIAL
GLOBAL

FORM
OF
OCEAN
ENERGY
 RESOURCES

(TWH/YR)

Ocean
Energy
Poten>al
 Tides
 300


• 
 
Close
proximity
to
50%
of
 Waves
 80,000


populaBon
 Marine
Current
 800

• 
 
Peaks
in
Winter
(max
energy


usage)

• 
 
15
to
20
more
energy/square


meter
than
solar
or
wind





UBlity
Scale

Electrical

The
AquanBs

 Power
from


Project
 the
Ocean

Currents

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EXPEDITING
INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET


THE
AQUANTIS
PROJECT

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


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INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET


THE
AQUANTIS

PROJECT

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables



Gulf
stream
mass

transport
equal
to
50x

global
rivers


Resource
potenBal


‐10,000
MW


Florida
RPS
LegislaBon





20%
by
2020


Other
potenBal

markets,
Japan
Brazil…

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INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET


PRE
–
COMMERCIALIZATION
ELEMENTS

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables



Project
Development
Processes


• 
 
Velocity
and
turbulence
measurements

• 
 
Environmental
studies

•  
Grid
studies

• 

 
State
and
federal
compliance

• 

 
Deployment
plan

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LABORATORY
TO
MARKET


AQUANTIS
—

COMMERCIALIZATION

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables



Market
Poten>al

Megawajs
 6,500
‐
10,000

Strong
Market
Pull
 C‐Plane
Units
 2,500
‐
4,000

–  Florida
urgently
needs
green
power
for
RPS
 Sales
 $22B
‐
$35B

compliance 


Economics

–  High
generaBon
output
–
dense
energy,
high

capacity
factor
(>80%)

–  Cost
of
energy
$90
‐$110/MWh

–  Baseload,
premium
price
power

Time
to
Market

–  Adapts
wind
turbine
technology

–  Engineering
well
advanced

–  AquanBs
recently
awarded
DOE
funding


Patents
Issued

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EXPEDITING
INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET



ECOMERIT
EXAMPLE

–
THE
AQUANTIS
PROJECT

The
Founda>on
of
efficiency
and
renewables


EXPEDITING
INNOVATION
FROM
LABORATORY
TO
MARKET






• 
 
Key
elements
in
the
market
are
posi>ve


• 
Entrepreneurial
interest
in
sustainability

• 
MulBnaBonal
industrials
–
teaming
with
venture
capital

• 
Technology
development
infrastructure

• 
DOE
naBonal
laboratories

• 
TesBng
faciliBes

• 
CerBficaBon
agencies

• 
2nd
generaBon
technical
experBse


• 
 
European
and
Asian
governments
providing
strong
support
for

industrial
sector
par>cipa>on


• 






Sustainability
technologies
in
the
US
will
remain
challenging
un>l
energy



policy
addresses
the
real
costs
of
our
energy
choices