Tidal Energy Test Platform

From Open Energy Information

Basic Specifications
Facility Name Tidal Energy Test Platform
Overseeing Organization University of New Hampshire Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Offshore Berth

Water Type Saltwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features The Tidal Testing Platform is presently a 10.7m long x 3m wide pontoon barge with a derrick and an opening for deploying tidal energy devices. The platform is intentionally configured to be adaptive for the changing needs of different devices.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None

Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None

Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None

Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No

Test Services
Test Services Yes

Past Pertinent Test Experience The Tidal Testing Platform has been deployed three times with a 1.25x1.25m Gorlov turbine.
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

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