It really does generate clean energy tidal turbines The most powerful on the planet, with a nominal power of 2 megawatts. It is connected to the electrical network of United kingdom It can provide food for two thousand families, Posted by Orbital Marine PowerThe Scottish company responsible for the project.
The machine is now installed in Orkney Islands water It is connected to the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC), in this British archipelago, through submarine cables.
This 680-ton technology, called “O2,” is estimated to have been in operation for 15 years and can meet the annual electricity demand of about 2,000 homes with “clean and predictable energy” that comes from rapid water and offsets of about 2,200 tons of carbon dioxide the company’s annual production in detail. In addition, it will power EMEC’s ground-based electrolyzer to generate green hydrogen.
“This is a significant achievement for O2,” said Andrew Scott, the company’s CEO, and stated that “this ground-breaking renewable energy project” was executed “safely and successfully.” He added, “Our vision is that this project will be a catalyst to use the existing tidal resources around the world, to play a role in combating climate change and at the same time creating a new industrial sector with low carbon emissions”, As posted by Rt.
This is how it works
The O2 turbine has a 74m long hull with two large 1MW power kilns at the end of the retractable leg structures. Its blades are 10 meters long and give the turbine more than 600 square meters of pulverized surface to capture tidal energy.
“The station’s floating hull is maintained by a four-point mooring system where each mooring chain has the capacity to lift more than 50 double-decker buses. The machine is designed to mount the turbines and all associated moorings can be carried out with low-cost work ships and maintenance can be done using semi-rigid vessels, which reduces downtime and reduces construction and operating costs,” explains Rt, according to information from Tropical Naval Force.
Electricity from the turbine is transmitted via a dynamic cable to the sea floor and a static cable along the sea floor to the local power grid on land.
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