Tidal energy turbine goes 1000+ hours of operation

It is the first and only tidal current or wave energy system in the world to have achieved this milestone.

The 1.2MW tidal turbine, the largest megawatt scale grid-connected marine renewable energy system in the world, has so far delivered 800MWh into the National Grid with an average Capacity Factor of 66%.

They plan to run it 24/7 soon. This could be the start of commercial-scale tidal turbines, which has one major advantage over wind and solar in that the power generated is completely predictable.

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