MHK Technologies/Pulse Stream 100

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Pulse Tidal Ltd
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Pulse Stream 100 Demonstration Project
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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description The 100kW Humber prototype system uses tidal streams to oscillate horizontal blades rather than extracting energy in the same way as a wind turbine through rotary blades. This mode of operation is the key to the device’s unique access to shallow water and has so far shown that it can harness enough energy to power 70 homes. The device is connected to the national grid through nearby industrial process plant Millennium Inorganic Chemicals and Ethernet connected through neighbouring resin manufacturing company Cray Valley.

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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