A 28-ton, 1.2 MW tidal kite is now exporting power to the grid::undefined

  • @BossDj
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    352 months ago

    Tons of studies going on! Mostly data collection on the turbines themselves and observing animal patterns, but still waiting on more analysis.

    They’re not seeing marine life getting pulled into the turbines.

    The sound issue concern isn’t about carry distance, but creating a sound wall or causing confusion especially for echolocation animals. But the concerns are all currently speculative, all unknowns right now. But tons of studies.

    • @blackfire@lemmy.world
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      12 months ago

      Yeah the sound wall is what I meant, didnt know there was a term for it. Ive heard some other stationary under water turbine designs are incredibly loud and really affect the surrounding life.

      • @BossDj
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        22 months ago

        I completely made up the term sound wall