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Author Topic: Scottish tidal stream station gets go-ahead  (Read 8767 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2014, 01:55:34 PM »

I think that they are more suitable for estuaries.     The Shannon estuary, for example,   is  fairly sheltered  once you move a few miles in from the Atlantic.   It would be easy  to   leave a gap for shipping.    Efficiency  could probably be improved fairly easily in a test tank.   The basic idea seems fairly sound and would cost a fraction of a full  estuary system. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2014, 06:40:08 PM »

Anyone in the south of England may care to have a look at Eling tide-mill if the fit takes them. I understand the there were many such tide-mills in years gone by all around the country. In them days they knew where the power was and how to utilise it.
Would it be worth building new tide-mills on the old sites? A network of those dotted about the place with generators instead of grinding wheels would provide a valuable contribution to the grid.

http://www.elingexperience.co.uk/working_mill.html

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2015, 10:16:28 AM »

http://renews.biz/92417/atlantis-completes-drilling-for-meygen-phase-1/

http://renews.biz/92611/ewing-visits-meygen/
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2015, 10:41:32 AM »

So it's actually going ahead then - impressive.
I wonder if there will be a new entry on Gridwatch for "tidal" at some point, (especially when the Welsh tidal barrier comes along) or will it just be grouped together under hydro?
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2015, 10:57:13 AM »

http://renews.biz/96100/meygen-cables-near-completion/
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2015, 02:02:58 PM »

http://renews.biz/100800/atlantis-on-target-at-meygen
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2016, 01:34:33 PM »

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2440634/atlantis-embarks-on-final-tests-for-15mw-tidal-turbine
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2016, 01:01:55 PM »

http://renews.biz/101599/meygen-turbine-delivery-slips/
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2016, 08:44:37 PM »

Hi N2,  the Ealing mill is of course a special case, benefiting from the double tides in the Solent. But I agree that tide mills could be worth a look.  I strongly believe that the grid should be supported by all sizes of generation.  There are many sites near us which once had water mills and could surely provide power to a small community or support the grid. 
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2016, 12:31:06 PM »

http://renews.biz/104113/atlantis-unveils-meygen/

http://renews.biz/104107/james-fisher-lands-meygen-om/
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2016, 01:37:58 PM »

These turbines seem to be the  business.   Output of 1 MW at 2.65 m/s  and a simple way of mounting.  They can just be lifted out again for maintenance.     Presumably the cables are connected  after installation.   

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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 01:46:24 PM »

http://renews.biz/104261/meygen-kit-sails-to-stroma/
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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2016, 09:55:46 AM »

http://renews.biz/104481/first-foundation-in-at-meygen/
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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2016, 10:15:29 AM »

on the same page http://renews.biz/104458/siemens-turbine-fails-on-hawaii/
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2016, 01:46:16 PM »

Meygen has produced power.
http://renews.biz/104916/first-power-for-atlantis-at-meygen/

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3000191/flagship-scottish-tidal-energy-project-generates-first-power

.....and on a similar theme.....http://renews.biz/104918/double-time-for-30mw-ptec/
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