All at sea

Written by: Tom Shelley | Published:

FuturEnergy’s five-blade, glass-filled nylon rotor and permanent magnetic generator have been fitted to a prototype of the Evopod tidal energy device

that will soon undergo testing in the North Sea. Evopod is a new design of free-floating tidal generator that converts the motion of tidal streams and ocean currents into electricity. It says that the novel design and use of off-the-shelf components makes it significantly cheaper than existing tidal generators. More information from www.futurenergy.co.uk


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