Troy D. Bondhus - Monticello MN,
A hydroelectric generation device utilizing a series of parachutes below the surface of a flowing body of water for imparting rotational energy to a generator assembly. The hydroelectric generation device can include a positioning assembly for positioning and retaining the hydroelectric generation device below a water surface. The generator assembly generally includes a generator positioned on a water bed for producing electricity from a rotation input to the generator and a transmission line for transmitting the electricity for use on shore. The parachutes are attached to a cable loop which interfaces with an axle assembly for transferring rotational energy to the generator assembly.