February 5 (Renewables Now) - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto AB has initiated a tender to source a manufacturer of the wing for its new DG100 tidal power device, which is part of the company’s microgrid product line.
Minesto has concluded the design of the DG100, which includes winglets and an anhedral wing shape. Those new features enable a considerable higher lift force, without an increase in the wing span. The efficiency and manoeuvrability of the device has also been improved.
The new design is the result of learnings from Minesto’s ocean trials in Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as the company’s extensive CFD simulation expertise, it noted.
The DG100 is designed for use in off-grid environments such as remote islands. Minesto plans to install the first two DG100 devices in the Faroe Islands. As previously announced, local electric utility SEV has committed to buy the output of the two subsea kite devices under a power purchase agreement (PPA).