Evopod™ is a semi-submerged, floating, tethered tidal energy capture device. It uses a simple but effective mooring system that allows the free floating device to maintain optimum heading into the tidal stream.
Ocean Flow Energy has received approval from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for its Decommissioning Programme for the Sanda Sound tidal site.
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Oceanflow's 35kW Evopod unit has completed the first phase of its in-sea trials to demonstrate the reliability of key systems and components.
Since the 7th of August 2014 E35 has successfully completed six months of continuous deployment in Sanda Sound.
E35 has experienced the large tides caused by the "supermoon" and survived waves and wind caused by "The Weather Bomb". Take a look at the video footage here.
On the 7th of August 2014 E35 was successfully installed onto it's mooring at Sanda Sound.
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The Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing visited Oceanflow to discuss the project and announced further WATERS funding.
Oceanflow have attracted a £300,000 package of support to further develop and commercialise its second generation tidal energy device, Evopod