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Tidal generator - marine current turbine

Tidal generator - marine current turbine

This is Gil's shot - not for rating but we thought some of you might be interested in this. This is the marine current turbine this afternoon. Gil got a trip out in a RIB to it today - it is still in it's commisioning period. The cross arm with it's two turbines is under water and is 40 metres across. It is due to be raised for the first time this week and we are betting it will be the day we take our own boat down there! (We might be too busy avoiding it to photograph it!) This is mid flood tide halfway between springs and neaps. The tide is running at 5 knots+



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Date: Tue May 27, 2008
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Interesting stuff. Thank you for showing it to us.
#1 Tue May 27, 2008 8:50pm

What exactly does it do? Increase the natural current, or is it using the current to generate power? No wonder we have global warming. lol. Wink
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#2 Tue May 27, 2008 9:52pm

Thanks Dec and Amanda. Lol Amanda! It has two sets of blades one at each end of a crossarm and they are turned by the tide. It can generate 4 megawatts. The white water around the column is from the strength of the tide. Viv
#3 Tue May 27, 2008 10:35pm

Good morning Viv...... that's an interesting shot and hope you can get one when the blades are up. Maybe this will be a common sight in not too many years. That current would be putting a tremendous strain on the whole thing....I suppose you motor through here and not sail?....it is surprising that when they built it, they didn't put a safety cage around the ladder, it looks rather dangerous.....I will be watching for more installments....SmileAlan
#4 Tue May 27, 2008 11:00pm

Dad stopped by and he loves it Viv! Thank you for sharing with us. Always a pleasure to learn something new! We think it's great to read how it operates. He wishes the silly folk here, would do this for our country. As it is our illustrious leader has removed government grants from farmers as well as the industry for building wind-turbines in this country. All the while handing down lip-service about going green,...as well as his ongoing campaign to ruin Alaska,...of which I think may rightfully belong to your country...LOL! Oh dear...now I'm on a list! Wink Love this!!! D.
#5 Wed May 28, 2008 2:15am

Interesting to see Viv...there is a company here installing a pilot system to generate power from steam from water pumped underground to the hot rocks....john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#6 Wed May 28, 2008 6:30am

Thanks all. Alan we often sail up this narrow channel (called the Narrows) depending on the wind direction. What will be more fun are the "river" regattas in July. Races that start in the narrows and yachts are either going to the start line just past here, or the annual Bar buoy race where a fleet of about 40 boats races past this on an ebbing Spring tide - great potential for disaster and race protests etc.. Viv
#7 Wed May 28, 2008 9:51am

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