Reducing the Cost of In-stream Tidal Energy Generation through Comprehensive Hydrodynamic Site Assessment and Reducing the Cost of Floating Tidal Turbine Platforms and Mooring Systems

This project was part of the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII)

Project Lead Investigator: Dr. Richard Karsten, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Acadia University

Project Partners: Acadia University, Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, Dynamic Systems Analysis, Fundy Tidal Inc., Clean Current Power Systems Inc., and Tocardo Tidal Turbines

Project Total: $3.8 Million

Project Goal: The project’s goal is to reduce the cost of tidal energy by detailed deployment site assessment that allows the tidal turbines to be optimized for the local hydrodynamic conditions.  The project is assessing sites in the three Digby Neck passages.

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