Current2Current has designed its tidal energy converter to be very compact enabling operation, maintenance and installation costs to be minimised.
A simple construction, the omni-directional converter works on the principle of redirecting the flow vertically through a shrouded turbine.
The tidal energy converter represents a step change in tidal power development.
The C2C energy converter has several distinct advantages over existing competition such as:
The engine works by diverting the tidal current up through a flow path, between an inner cone and the outer structure. This flow is then directed through a ducted turbine before exhausting vertically out of the top of the cone.
The product continues to be developed following a recognised development process originally used by NASA and now widely used within the subsea oil and gas industry.