Minesto generates power from marine energy kite off Welsh coast
The DG500 kite. Source: Minesto AB
Swedish marine energy developer Minesto AB said today it has generated initial power from its first commercial-scale marine energy kite, which is being commissioned in Wales.
The company has entered the second commissioning phase of its low-flow tidal energy project at the Holyhead Deep site off the coast of North Wales.
Chief executive Martin Edlund said that the initial electricity generation is the first step towards full power production. "Our focus now is on enhancements of the power production capacity as we progress with our Holyhead Deep tidal site and other establishments," Edlund added.
"The achievements in Wales over the last few months makes us confident that our unique technology can operate in low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents, offering predictability and reliability to the energy mix," the CEO also commented.