Tidal Energy - cost reduction for turbine developers
Triton 6 (up to 10MW output in deep coastal sites ) shown in the operating position in the foreground and maintenance position in the background.
A 6MW Triton platform in the operational position. The platform is free to follow the tide - maximising energy capture. The semi-submersible spar buoys are always clear of the seabed.
The Triton system has turbines mounted on semi-submersible spar buoys secured to a seabed anchorage by a rigid swing-arm tether. This gives a platform that can be towed to the site already assembled, then deployed into its operating position by simple water ballasting.
By de-ballasting, the system can be brought to the surface when required for annual maintenance – eg for de-fouling or repair.
All of the electrical equipment required to produce grid-compliant electricity con be contained within the Triton structure and accessed, both in the operating and maintenance positions.
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‘Triton’ is a platform system being developed by TidalStream Limited that offers turbine developers a more cost effective deployment and operation system for their tidal turbines than can be provided by single installation systems.
The platform is adaptable and a range of types of turbine can be accommodated, providing the installation and maintenance base that will reduce costs and enable safe operating conditions.
Explore this site to learn more about how Triton achieves this.
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Halving the cost of tidal energy