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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Tidal Hydraulic Generators Ltd
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Ramsey Sound
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description The concept of generating energy in this way is made unique by our novel design feature. The generator, devised in 1998, is a hydraulic accumulator system, involving relatively small revolving blades which gather power to a central collector, where electricity is generated. The generator, which is situated under water, is 80 metres square, stands at 15 metres high, and is designed to run for a minimum of ten years without service.

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Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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