Tidetec optimized 2-way hydropower
Projected, next-generation tidal lagoon power plants with two-way production have sub-optimal production.
Tidetec technology improves efficiency by >20% of the most cost effective tidal turbine technology by obtaining optimal efficiency both ways. This is achieved by integrating the turbine into a rotating turret. The turning mechanism is patented, and has received international recognition.
The technology enables optimal turbine function in all 4 quadrants (generation and pumping) with bi-directional flow. Tidetec’s technology consists of three main technology components; The turret with a turning mechanism, turbine and caisson. Tidetec’s core competence lies in the integration of these components. Tidetec has developed own 0-d code for annual energy production estimation and production optimization based on their own Hill Chart from Model Turbine.