Minesto says tidal tech reaches new highs of power generation
Deployment of Minesto's Deep Green technology. Source: Minesto AB. License: All rights reserved
Swedish tidal power kite developer Minesto AB said today that the results of quarter-scale sea tests of its Deep Green technology now surpass previously noted maximum levels of electricity generation.
To be more specific, in October a quarter-scale model of the tidal power kite has produced over 3 kW of electricity at a tidal current velocity of 0.8 m/s. These results correspond to full power generation for a full-scale 500-kW power plant at 1.75 m/s current velocity, the company said in a statement.
“We now move forward to see how we through various test methods and simulation can increase performance of the technology further,” said CTO Heije Westberg. In the weeks to come, the company will initiate testing of an improved wing design, she added.
Minesto has been conducting quarter-scale tests of its technology at a facility in Northern Ireland since 2013.