Tidal energy generator
Here is a photo of a tidal generator being tested by Ocean Renewable Power in the Bay of Fundy, Maine. This 60-kilowatt system is generating electricity, but it is not connected to the grid. Instead, it charges batteries that are transported to the Coast Guard, which use the energy to charge emergency vessels, according to the company. The project is also monitoring the effect on the ecosystem, including fish. The company is seeking to raise money now to have its next-generation device connected to the grid next year. The technology is designed to work on rivers, ocean, and deep water tidal currents.
Updated on November 17 with the correct kilowatt rating.
November 5, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Ocean Renewable Power
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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