(7) Tidal Turbines
Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA an industry R&D consortium in US are upbeat about this possibility.
Lessons learnt from wind turbines have helped.
First major project with 6 submerged turbines, each of 35 KW, are being installed near New York City to capture energy from East River’s Tidal currents.
3-Bladed Turbines, 5 mtrs in Dia and resemble wind turbines, made by Verdant Power of Arlington, VA.
Installation of a farm of 100 turbines is anticipated at the East River site.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington has issued preliminary permits for 25 sites and another 31 under consideration.
240 MW – LaGrange Barrage in Normandy.
20 MW – Bay Fundy in Nova Scotia, Halifax.
300 KW – Devon, UK.