Tidal Energy Test Platform

From Open Energy Information


Basic Specifications
Facility Name Tidal Energy Test Platform
Overseeing Organization University of New Hampshire Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Offshore Berth


Water Type Saltwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features The Tidal Testing Platform is presently a 10.7m long x 3m wide pontoon barge with a derrick and an opening for deploying tidal energy devices. The platform is intentionally configured to be adaptive for the changing needs of different devices.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None






Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None


Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None



Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No


Test Services
Test Services Yes


Past Pertinent Test Experience The Tidal Testing Platform has been deployed three times with a 1.25x1.25m Gorlov turbine.
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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