Cape Cod Tidal Turbine Test Shows Promise

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As a monthlong test of two hydrokinetic turbines in the Cape Cod Canal comes to a close this week, those involved say it shows signs the renewable energy source could be viable in the decades to come, according to an article on CapeCodTimes.com.

In partnership with Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a group of Brown University researchers called Leading Edge conducted the test, one of the first for this type of turbine in the nation, starting in early July. The turbines on a barge off the academy’s pier are different from many of the others being tested in the area. Although many are similar to wind turbines, with rotor blades, the Brown turbines are oscillating turbines, which appear more like underwater flapping wings.

Read about a successful tidal turbine test on Cape Cod.