Personents of a tidal generator installation in the Bay of Fandy off the coast of North America appeared on the Internet. As expected, with access to full power, it will be able to provide electricity to 500 houses.
The choice of the location of the generator is not random. In the Bay of Fandy (New Scotland) the largest ebbs in the world (the difference is more than 17 m, the volume of water is about 115 billion. cube. m), which will produce up to 2 MW of electricity.
Openhydro and Emera participate in the turbine installation project at sea. This is the second such project. The first in 2009 ended unsuccessfully. The installed turbine could not withstand the strength of the tide, as a result of which its blades were destroyed. The new generator with a 5-storey house with a 50-tons of 1000 tons will surely cope with this huge load.
It is believed that tidal turbines are more expensive than energy from TPP and solar panels. Nevertheless, the team hopes that the more new turbines are installed, the cheaper the electricity they produce, so in the near future it is supposed to install another similar turbine.
By the end of 2017, the power of tidal power plants will reach 16 MW, and by the end of 2020 – 300 MW.