The system, illustrated below, comprises a TidalKite (1) that is connected by means of a tether (2) to a Power Take Off (3). The PTO is fixed to the seabed by means of a Mooring Structure (4) and electricity is distributed to shore by an underwater electric export cable (5).
Successful Proof of concept test at MARIN
We build and successfully tested a proof of concept of the TidalKite at the leading research centre MARIN in Wageningen. The tests confirmed the theoretical performance, which were validated by The University of Groningen.