Underwater Kites Buoying The Prospect Of More Tidal Power Generation

Swedish start-up Minesto has been for years trying to float the idea of having underwater turbines that generate power for use on-shore. These would be anchored to the seafloor by a long tether and move around in figure-of-eight patterns like a kite, which would increase the flow over the turbine’s blades. After a few years of trials, its 1.2 MW Dragon 12 kite will now be installed off the coast of the Faroe Islands.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2023/11/15/underwater-kites-buoying-the-prospect-of-more-tidal-power-generation/