Defining Optimum Operational Speeds for Tidal Turbines
- The Signature500 is mounted on the turbines that are operating in the EDF Paimpol-Bréhat project. This image was shot shortly before the deployment of the second turbine on the seabed. (Photo: EDF)
- OpenHydro chose Nortek’s Signature500 current profiler for its measurement range capabilities and high-end performance specifications. (Photo: Nortek)
- The Signature500 current profiler (located top right) is dwarfed by the huge dimensions of the tidal turbines that are a part of the EDF Paimpol-Bréhat project. Here you see the turbine prior to installation on the subsea base. (Photo: DCNS)
It is crucial for OpenHydro to obtain precise current, wave and turbulence information as they are delivering two of the world’s first grid connected tidal arrays.