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Reference Number T/06/00240/00/00
Title Economic viability of simple tidal stream energy capture device
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 40%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
LOG + 1 Ltd
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 01 November 2005
End Date 31 July 2006
Duration 8 months
Total Grant Value £223,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region East Midlands
Programme TIDAL
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , LOG + 1 Ltd (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Southampton (0.001%)
Project Contact , Alstom Power Ltd (0.001%)
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Objectives This tidal stream energy project will compare an axial, fixed pitch, bi-directional, variable speed turbine generator, using power electronics to match the output to the grid, with an axial, variable pitch, synchronous turbine generator system, the former being simpler to construct. The project will establish, theoretically, the extent to which the loss in energy conversion efficiency of the fixed pitch device is counterbalanced by a reduction in capital and O&M costs and whether thesystem is technically feasible and sufficiently economic to warrant further development. WUMTIA will do the hydraulic design of the fixed and variable pitch devices. Mechanical and electrical concept solutions and lifetime cost estimates will be provided by ALSTOM Power Ltd.. LOG+1 will manage the project, provide developer, O&M amd electricity market input and produce the report.
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