Started in 2015 by Lynn Blodgett, BigMoon Power developed the Kinetic Wheel over many years of research and development in Nova Scotia. From concept in our lab, testing in river ways and basins, to full system prototype tests in the Minas Passage, BigMoon’s Kinetic Wheel technology has demonstrated resilience, simplicity of design and efficiency in power production that produces a more cost-effective product for customers.
BigMoon utilizes a floating platform to take advantage of the strong tidal currents at the top of the water column. This also gives us access to the device 24 hours a day if needed and enhances our ability to monitor the device for interactions with fish, mammals, or other marine traffic.
Built using a 21st Century approach to an ancient technology, the Kinetic Wheel moves in the same direction as the water with only a fraction of the wheel actually in the water. Efficient and effective, BigMoon’s Kinetic Wheel is able to power cities, small towns or villages utilizing the movement of water in oceans, tidal currents or rivers.