Monday, September 8, 2008

News: Pulse Tidal Humber project update


The Yorkshire Post report that plans to install a tidal stream energy generator in the Humber estuary are proceeding, according to the company responsible for the project. Pulse Tidal based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham have developed the prototype pulse generator which is capable of generating up to 0.15MW and will be one of the first tidal power machines to supply the national grid. If it is successful, it will be used to develop larger 1MW units which could be deployed in arrays each generating up to 100MW, enough to power the equivalent of 70,000 homes. The system has been tested successfully at Hull University and the technology works by extracting energy from tidal flows that will power a pair of straight horizontal hydrofoils, 11 metres in length, which will move up and down like a dolphin's tail. The scheme is backed by the Secretary of State for Energy, John Hutton and successfully secured around £2m from private investors, the government and European funding.
Pulse Tidal website
Life IC website
Yorkshire Post article


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