I'm a graduate student in Materials Science at MIT (originally from Bacolod) and my team recently won in the IDEAS Competition for an innovative project using renewable energy to rehabilitate coral reefs in nearby Sagay Philippines.
Our project, MIT First-Step Coral, uses a method called BioRock that utilizes low-voltage DC currents to electrochemically deposit calcium on metallic meshes. These calcium rich substrates then promote coral growth rates up to 5 times and increase survivability by over 20 times during coral bleaching events.
The electrical needs to power BioRock are on the order of 1kW with 10V or ideally lower voltage in DC mode. Since coral rehabilitation does not have the usage characteristics that humans require, the power does not need to be stored or supplied stably, eliminating the use of battery packs.
With your expertise and REALLY close proximity to the project site, we would like to obtain your help in implementing one of these turbines in the Sagay Coastal area. One of my teammates is already in Bacolod now and would be happy to discuss with you our project further. You can reach me gjlao[at]yahoo[dot]com.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you.
All the Best,
Gerardo, Cambridge MA