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 1:10 scale model test in the Waddenzee
SeaQurrent successfully build, tested and operated a scale model of the TidalKite™ Power Plant in the Waddenzee in 2018 and 2019. The system integration tests focussed on the optimisation of flying the kite and the operational handling in a real life environment.
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, December 2015. The tests confirmed the theoretical performance, which were validated by The University of Groningen.