In the quest for sustainable energy sources, energy from tidal currents offers great opportunities. NIOZ is involved in several tidal energy projects, including BlueTEC, which is already delivering clean power to the grid.
Tidal currents are mainly driven by the gravity of the moon and other planets. Energy generated from tidal currents offers great opportunities as a source of sustainable energy.
Since 2014, NIOZ has been closely involved in several tidal energy projects.
The first floating BlueTEC Tidal Energy platform, supported by the Dutch Waddenfonds, was installed south of the island of Texel in 2015. It primarily serves as a demonstration platform targeted at remote locations worldwide, such as islands in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Pacific.
The platform generates clean electricity from the Wadden Sea tides to the Dutch electricity grid.
Other tidal energy projects NIOZ is involved in are:
NIOZ specialties in the field of tidal energy include:
Ecological impact studies cover issues like:
For more information about NIOZ tidal energy projects, please contact ir. Marck Smit.