26 June 2007
Worlds first commercial current tidal power system
Marine Current Turbines (MCT) from the UK has just announced that the installation of their SeaGen tidal energy system will commence on 20th August this year. The SeaGen will be the world largest ever tidal current energy system and will generate 1.2MW of clean energy for approximately 1000 homes. It is a prototype for commercial technology that can be replicated on a larger scale.
The Managing Director of MCT, Martin Wright, says they intend to develop a 10MW farm in the UK within the next few years. With the right funding and regulatory framework, Martin Wright believes that 500MW will be possible by 2015.
With the right environmental controls in place, this has got to be another sensible renewable energy option.