tirsdag 23. november 2010

Tidal wave power in Lofoten

The renewable energy from tidal waves are now one step closer to being commercially available on the energy market. The world´s largest tidal wave power plant opened in Norway today! Located in Lofoten, we see a much safer and greener production of energy than fossil fuels. It´s great to see that green technology is being tested in Norway for better development of renewable energy.

The concept is a little similar to underwater windmills. Huge mills tread the water when it flows through a natural passage. The movement is transferred to a generator which provides the local grid with electricity.

The constant flow provides energy 24 hours a day, regardless of the weather! It is therefore a highly predictable and reliable energy resource.

The prototype is part of a test- project for tidal wave energy. With 5 GWh per year, meaning the power plant will provide 200 households with electricity.

For more information, you can read a (Norwegian) article here.