Power System is designed to generate emission-free electricity at tidal and deep river sites.
The four-turbine TidGen®
TGU is secured to the ocean floor using either a fixed bottom support frame (BSF) or
a buoyant tensioned mooring system (BTMS), which incorporates a pod, or wing, above the TGU that provides buoyancy and is secured to the sea floor
using an innovative tensioned mooring system. The BTMS allows the TidGen®
TGU to be deployed in water depths
of up to hundreds of feet. Whether to use a BSF or BTMS is determined by actual site conditions.
A complete TidGen®
Power System usually consists of an array of several TidGen®
devices with the output from each device connected to an underwater power consolidation module, which is connected to an on-shore station using a single
underwater power cable. Depending on the peak current velocity at the site, the nameplate capacity of the TidGen®
TGU can be as much as 600 kW. In sites with deep water, up to four TidGen®
TGUs can be “stacked” and secured using a