Slow Current Marine Energy Technology developed

Waterbriefing of Monday, 19th November 2012 reports that Minesto (based at Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a proven technology to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. They have already secured rights from the Crown Estate in the UK to perform tidal energy tests in the waters of of Strangford Loch, Northern Ireland, commencing in early 2013.

The mechanism, called ‘Deep Green’, resembles a sweeping underwater kite, comprised of a wing and a turbine which is secured to the seabed with a tether and moves in a fast 8-shaped path in the tidal and ocean current, claimed to potentially double the amount of tidal power that the UK can produce.

For full details see UK steps up strategic investments in marine energy.

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