These submarines show a map of the sea to make way for wind power

Bedrock cofounders (LR) CTO Charlie Chiw and General Manager Anthony Dimare

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In March, the Department of Energy, Home Affairs and Commerce announced that it plans to hit 30 US GW by 2030, an ideal goal for thousands of new wind turbines to be installed in the Atlantic, Pacific Ocean. And the shores of the Gulf.

With federal support locked up, developers and operators are now aware of where it is safe to install marine wind farms and track licenses.

Bedrock, Richmond, California Startup is looking to help map the surface of the sea using E-AUVs that can be launched directly off the coast.

Typically, sea urchins need a large, spare vessel and heavy Sonar equipment to generate data stored on a hard drive that must be mailed to a location for analysis and analysis.

Such marine surveys can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take up to a year, says Anthony Dimare, general manager and co-founder of Bedrock.

The company’s electric subcommittee, on the other hand, collects data using light sonar and other sensors, then transmits it to a BEDROC cloud-based service. The company’s mosaic software makes it work almost immediately from a working PC.

Bedrock electric submarines operate on a new convertible lithium ion battery when needed. They run for 12 or 24 hour missions, especially 2 to 3 kits (or less than 5 miles per hour) to conduct surveys up to 300 meters deep.

Bedrock Founded in 2019 by Dimre, a recurring entrepreneur and mechanical engineer, he was co-founded with former SpaceX systems integration engineer CTO Charlie Chiu.

He told CNBC that the immediate impetus for the IPCC report is now focused on the needs of the domestic coastal wind industry.

However, Bedrock offshore mapping technology can be used in many other industries. For example, the aging oil and gas infrastructure that needs to be removed can be found. It can also be used as a data center plan in the water.

Bedrock has developed an electric, independent underwater vehicle and software to map the ocean floor.

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To test AUVs before they take them to open water, Chiu Bedrock says it has installed a 20-foot-long, 5-foot-deep circular tank in its Richmond, California office. This can happen as a treadmill, a tidal wave, and an submarine in the ocean or perhaps in the Great Lakes.

The company currently operates only one submarine, and the founders plan to build and ship their submarines.

In March, Bedrock closed its $ 8 million seed subsidy for an additional submarine, for hiring and manufacturing, and for cloud services and software development.

According to Dimare, the first 50 GB of groundwater data will always be free to store and access for any user of the company’s mosaic software. It was important for entrepreneurs, independent researchers, and small groups to find the same tools that large renewable energy developers could have.

Bedrock Mosaic software shows subtitle interpretation.

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In the near future, Bedrock expects to make money by selling offshore maps and software as a service. It sends electric AUVs to test a specific “multi-dimensional” – basically landlocked surface – to collect, clean and deliver information to customers through mosaics.

In order for the staff at Bedrock to have a personal relationship with the ocean and to have a strong commitment to the protection of the marine ecosystem, the startup will offer Dimare and Chiu what they call the “ocean allowance.” This benefit can go to any activity such as SCUBA diving lessons, boat rentals or guided kayaking tours.

The company is set to increase its workforce by 50 times next year to 50 times, and to help the United States reach European countries and eventually China when it comes to wind power in Europe.

United States Launched in 2016, the only active, wind-powered offshore wind farm – has become an international delay — 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm.

Correction – This story has been updated to reflect the depth of the Bedrock submarine up to 300 meters.


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