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Politicians learn about tidal energy system

Wed, 09 Nov 2011

Politicians have been given a presentation by a company which says it has the technology to generate all the electricty the Island needs from the rise and fall of the tides.

Manx firm Ocean Energy has designed a turbine system which it says would produce commercial levels of energy around the clock.

It would take up a 4 km2 area of sea.

Technical Director Doug Saunders spoke to interested members of the House of Keys and the Legislative Council yesterday.

He explains why the ideas were presented to politcicians.[play media file below] 



  • Doug Saunders


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