Developing and testing a floating tidal energy converter

Sustainable Marine Energy has had its tidal platform, PLAT-I, installed in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada, since 2018 to gain further understanding of the system performance. SME has undertaken significant efforts to ensure the SIT turbines, PLAT-I platform, and its mooring system will meet the challenges of the marine environment, as proven by the successful initial deployment of the platform at Connel, Scotland, UK. This paper describes the turbines, platform, anchoring development and performance assessment and testing plans for Nova Scotia.

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Developing and testing a floating tidal energy converter

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