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Tidal Energy Project To Be Built In Maine
2012-07-30 05:33:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first-ever commercial, grid-tied tidal power project in the United States will be built in the city of Eastport, Maine, representatives from the company building the plant and the Department of Energy announced in a dedication ceremony last Tuesday. According to Aaron Souppouris of The Verge, the Ocean Renewable Power Company will be installing undersea turbines at Cobscook Bay, an area known for its strong currents. It is...

2008-09-20 21:00:29

New York is the site of an experiment using turbines placed in the East River to tap tidal surges to generate electricity, officials say. The East River project, which involves a turbine with 16-foot rotors is the only such effort in the United States and one of only a few worldwide, The Washington Post reported Saturday. "This is just the beginning of a project, but the project itself is emblematic of a whole new industry," said Trey Taylor, president of Verdant Power. The company says...

2008-09-08 18:00:33

By Jerry Harkavy EASTPORT, Maine - Workers spent the past winter tinkering with high-tech turbines slung beneath a barge in the cold waters off the Maine coast before getting them to produce a modest 20 kilowatts, enough electricity to power a half-dozen homes. Far from discouraged, Ocean Renewable Power Co. is spending the summer preparing to deploy larger turbines capable of producing up to 5 megawatts. Or, enough electricity to power 5,000 houses. Eventually, the company envisions...

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