Tidal Energy Technologies in the Spotlight

08-04-2022

 

Tidal Energy Technologies In the Spotlight

 

Tidal Energy, harnessed from moving tides, provides a reliable and dependable power source⁠. The great potential of Tidal Energy is not limited to its reliability but also to the availability of the resource, and the high quantity of beneficiaries. 

Despite the many benefits of using Tidal Energy as a renewable source of energy, the uptake is slow compared to other sources. As such, we would like to encourage its growth and development by highlighting Tidal Energy Technologies in this month’s Technologies in the Spotlight. 

Below, you will find three technologies that harness energy from movements of tides. All three have technology readiness levels of at least 8, making them readily available for deployment. Check the list below and click their photos to direct you to their pages where you will get more information about the technologies and the innovators behind them.

Tidal Energy

Reliable vertical axis water turbine with increased efficiency

Vertical Axis Water Turbines of Water2Energy have foils connected to a central vertical shaft that protrudes the waterline, so vital components like the gearbox and generator are above the water surface. These foils make the technology more cost effective. Additionally, these Vertical Axis Water Turbines are fish friendly!

Oryon Watermill

Modular Build Hydropower Plant

 

The Oryon Watermill is an effective solution for generating electricity out of low head hydro power such as rivers, small dams or tidal energy. The turbine is self-starting and operates in any flow direction, which makes it very suitable among others for tidal currents.

Clean, Reliable and Predictable Power Generation from Tidal Currents

Predictable and balanced renewable energy from tides and rivers

Tocardo’s turbine technology makes use of the tides and river streams to propel blades and offer customers local, predictable and balanced power generation. 

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Ocean Renewable Energy and the Energy Transition
Ocean Renewable Energy and the Energy Transition

To provide valuable insights on Ocean Renewable Energy (where tidal energy is a part of) and its huge potential to contribute to a more sustainable future, we invited Dr Mary Ann Q. Franco, a Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, for an interview.

 

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