Alstom marine energy turbine produces power

Alstom Tidal Turbine

An Alstom tidal turbine has successfully begun producing power at Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test site, the company has announced.

The 1 MW tidal energy turbine — developed as part of the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) ReDAPT (Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal) consortium project.

The company (FR: ALO) said the unit will undergo detailed testing and analysis for the next 18 months before full commercialized development begins.

Alstom’s 1 MW turbine is the continuance of a previous 500 kW test unit that was deployed in March 2012. They were developed by Rolls-Royce’s Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), which Alstom officially acquired in January.

In other wave energy news, HydroWorld.com recently reported that two United Kingdom energy parks have agreed to a landmark collaboration.

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