Don’t fight the tide – use it to generate electricity

Don’t fight the tide – use it to generate electricity

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By Wisse Hettinga

Generating electricity from predictable tidal streams and ocean currents by a unique principle

The Swedish company Minesto developed a tidal stream energy kite. The kite floats underwater against the tide and a rotor is generating electricity. The company is looking to install hundreds of kites in oceans cross the world.

The company announced the Dragon 12 kite (1.2 MW) is ready to ship from the Uddevalla port to Faroe Islands for final stage of commissioning in Vestmanna.

Shipment is now underway for the final stage of system integration at quayside in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands. Work remains to be done regarding installation of the drilled and grouted foundation, this work must be completed before offshore installation of powerplant and start of electricity production.

Extensive subsystem verification and testing at the Minesto workshop in Göteborg has been completed with satisfactory results.

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