Tocardo reaches for the moon

Dutch company Tocardo Tidal Power has successfully tested a scaled version of a 1.5 MW Universal Foundation System (UFS). The test marked a major step forward in the extraction of clean energy from perpetual tidal motions at offshore locations.

Effectively, this means energy extraction from the perpetual motions of the moon and the sun. The scale model was tested in high current conditions of up to 7 m/s and wave conditions of up to 17 m peak height. Tocardo’s Chief Technical Officer, Pieter de Haas comments: “The scale model passed the test with flying colours and behaved even better than expected.”

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January 26, 2018
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