A European tidal energy consortium, led by Nova Innovation, has secured funding from the European Commission to demonstrate and validate an innovative subsystem (a direct drive power take-off solution) for tidal turbines.
The PTO subsystem is what transforms the mechanical power in the tidal turbine rotor into electricity.
In 2019 a breakthrough in tidal energy engineering was achieved by the EnFAIT project team at Nova Innovation.
This video showcases EnFAIT’s fastest ever pit stop – coming in at just under a week – helping to reduce the operational costs of tidal energy by more than 50%.
The D2T2 (Direct Drive Tidal Turbine) demonstrates Nova’s innovative direct drive tidal turbine technology and the evolution toward lower operating costs, improved reliability and increased energy output.