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"Alternative energy sources are becoming inevitable to solve the energy challenge we are facing today. Tidal energy provides an untapped resource of predictable and reliable energy."
“Agility is a virtue; The tests indicate that it helps fish to avoid potentially dangerously moving turbine blades”Dr. ir. Jacob Van BerkelPrincipal investigator and Pro-Tide-NL Technical Coordinator
"After testing turbines in the Scheldt, we are happy to announce it is in fact possible to generate energy from the slow Scheldt current. We can even imagine it being profitable given the necessary support."
“Seeing is believing: Observing a juvenile Eel being caught by a turbine blade, and surviving without injury, convincingly proved that tidal turbines can be fish friendly”Dr. ir. Jacob Van BerkelPrincipal investigator and Pro-Tide-NL Technical Coordinator
We were amazed how easy it is to generate energy from water, with pretty simple technology.
"Tests and model based prediction of fish damage now, for the first time, clearly demonstrate that Ultra Low Head Tidal Power Plants can be fish friendly, with a survival rate between 98 and 100 %, depending on species and turbine type."Dr. ir. Jacob Van BerkelPrincipal investigator and Pro-Tide-NL Technical Coordinator
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|Financial & Regulatory challenges: The role of public private partnerschips|
|Scotland – How to secure investment for tidal energy projects
Calum Davidson, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
|Industry needs and opportunities:||a device developer’s perspective|
|Supply chain development
Pam Jones, Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium (SOREC)
|Cost of energy – project economics for near-shore systems
Simon Cheeseman, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult