British company develops tidal energy technology

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Kepler Energy, a British company, has developed marine turbine technology that it claims will be able to operate in shallower and slower-moving water than available designs.

According to Oxford University’s department of engineering science, which is developing the technology for Kepler, the turbines will be able to produce energy at costs lower than offshore wind farms.


The technology called tidal energy fence will stretch for a kilometer is a string of linked turbines.

The “fence” is expected to generate output of 30 megawatt hours and is being laid across Bristol Channel, an estuary dividing South Wales from the west of England. The project is estimated to cost £143 million ($222 million), Climate News Network has reported.

Ajith Kumar S

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