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#18831
Could make a cool dive site except it might kill you :(
LatitudeAdjustment - 12/19/2013 5:42 AM
Category: Travel
Replies: 9



From PS magazine

ORPC TidGen Power System

Nick Kaloterakis

The TidGen Power System takes advantage of one of nature’s most consistent energy sources: the tide. It sits on the floor of a bay or deep river, where water rotates foils that drive a permanent magnet generator, sending roughly 150 kilowatts of electricity to shore. The first TidGen unit, installed off the coast of Maine last year, was the first ocean-energy project of any kind to connect to the U.S. grid. An environmental assessment released in March showed no adverse impact to the marine ecosystem.
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Greg - 12/19/2013 8:04 AM
The blades shouldn’t need to be too sharp and they shouldn’t be moving too fast (only as fast as the current/waves right?)...so even if a scuba diver does get too close, they should just stop rotating without harm to the diver. I agree! Cool dive site! Advanced or higher though :)
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Agojo - 12/19/2013 8:16 AM
Nice, looks like the header on a combine. Much different than the tide and wave generators in Norway.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 12/19/2013 8:42 AM
More imfo; orpc.co/content.aspx?p=h3jCHHn6gcg%3d

I don’t think anything this big is going to stop rotating if a diver goes into the blades :(

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UWnewbee - 12/19/2013 10:36 AM
it could be in a restricted area for all we know,, and theres NO diving in the area,, and besides, if its that big, and has those blades and can do severe harm why should a diver even be near it??
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UWnewbee - 12/19/2013 10:43 AM
this is off the coast of maine is where its installed, off the coast of eastport and lubec,, that whole area is loaded with tidal pools, its definitely not a dive site, there have been ships sunk due to the moving current and pools
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Rich-D-Fish - 12/19/2013 1:51 PM
Could be a great dive site if your spouse dives and you want to avoid expensive divorce costs..... Just sayin....
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UWnewbee - 12/19/2013 9:09 PM
LOL..Hello DAN, Do you have Limitations in your Insurance such as..acts of god, tidal pools, tidal surges?? NO?? Wanna go diving?? lmao!!