Minesto to source wing manufacturer for new DG100 model

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Minesto has launched a tender to source a manufacturer of the wing for the company’s new DG100 model.

The wing will be built on a new design that is the result both of learnings from Minesto’s ocean trials in Northern Ireland and Wales and the extensive CFD simulation expertise Minesto has built over the last few years.

“The team is making progress in the DG100 project. The wing design introduces several enhancements to increase the performance of our Deep Green technology,” said Minesto’s CTO Bernt Erik Westre.

The two noticeable items of the new design are winglets and the anhedral (downward angle, common on military fighter aircraft) wing shape. The combination generates a considerable higher lift force, without increasing the wing span, at improving the efficiency of the power plant. Other enhancements include integrated sensors and front strut attachments as well as a new section profile.

The DG100 is the first model being developed in Minesto’s product line Microgrid of the company’s patented marine energy technology. The Deep Green Microgrid systems targets off-grid environments, such as remote islands or communities, aquaculture and other off-grid users.

The first two DG100 installations will be made in the Faroe Islands, where Minesto signed an agreement in November with the local utility SEV for the first phase of adding tidal energy capacity by Minesto’s Deep Green technology to the Faroe Island’s energy mix.

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