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Commercial-scale tidal energy now a reality

SeaGen tidal turbines in Northern Ireland are now producing enough power for 1,500 homes in the world’s first commercial-scale tidal energy installation. They’ve shown it can be done. May everyone else join in. All that tidal power is just waiting…

250 MW tidal power planned for India

It will be expensive compared to other types of power. However, a utility has agreed to buy the power using preferential tariffs. Tidal power is still in its infancy. As the technology develops, the costs will drop. Perhaps one day…

Tidal power expanding in NYC East River

Verdant Power has gotten approval to install 30 underwater turbines in the East River and hook them up to the grid, generating 1 MW. Currently, they have six test turbines. Extensve testing has shown that fish are not harmed by…

Underwater turbines inspired by whales

“We designed a novel blade modification for potential turbine performance improvement, which was inspired by humpback whale flippers, with the addition of tubercles, or bumps, to the leading edge of each blade.”

Tidal energy testing completed successfully

Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd announces that it has successfully completed a series of rigorous in-water tests on the multi-million pound full-scale demonstrator of its world-leading Proteus NP1000 tidal stream power generator. A key landmark in the testing process was the…