Rising and falling tides – an untapped source of energy
If we are to supply a sustainable society with electricity we must capture all sources of renewable energy. The wind, sun and the ocean waves offer huge opportunities as do the currents of water that surge across the oceans of the world.
Deep Green is an electric power station concept that captures the energy caught up in rising and falling tides and ocean currents. The actual power station is a simple construction anchored to the bottom of the sea. It works somewhat like a kite moving in a figure of eight as the currents pull on it. The kite is home to a turbine that allows the water to flow through it at about ten times the speed of the feed current; this system makes it possible to use the equipment in areas that are not suitable for many other solutions.
Following a successful trial period in special basins, Minesto is preparing to launch Deep Green in the sea in 2011. The technology has been built, tried and successfully tested, the next step is to make final adjustments and prove to the market that it works as a cost effective, reliable and sustainable energy source.
Anders Jansson CEO
The demand for energy should not be a problem – there is a surplus of energy particularly solar energy. The moon is a another source of energy, it pulls on the seas and causes tides, and it is this energy that Minesto is learning to capture. The company’s knowhow and experience of aerodynamics and currents that they have gathered from the aircraft industry is being applied to currents caused by rising and falling tides – an untapped source of sustainable energy.
Cleantech Inn Sweden, 14 January 2011
2015.05.20 Minesto receives 13 M€ in funding from Welsh Governemnt
[Holyhead, Wales, May 20, 2015] Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The funding is part of the commercial roll out, including the establishment of Minesto UK Headquarters in North Wales and commissioning of the first commercial Deep Green power […]
2013.11.12 Minesto Deep Green is now producing power in Northern Ireland
Minesto’s step-change marine power plant now producing electricity in Northern Ireland proving viability for huge ocean current power market The Deep Green ‘underwater kite’ marine power plant is now producing electricity in the waters off Northern Ireland. This is the first time ever a marine power plant designed for low velocity currents produces electricity at […]
2013.06.27 Minesto develops world’s first simulator for anchored flying underwater vehicles
Gothenburg, Sweden, June 27, 2013. Nordic marine energy technology leader Minesto has developed a simulator to aid the development of its Deep Green marine power plant. Deep Green is the only marine power plant that is able to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. The simulator has been developed in-house […]
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