Atlantis Unveils The World’s Largest Tidal Turbine – The AK1000™

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 13:03.

I read this article and wondered would something like this work in Lake Erie?  Would it be better to have underwater turnbines?  Maybe we should look at Verticle Axis wind turnbines for our lake.  They are safer for birds, bat, and bee's... but maybe the underwater slow rotaing turbines that are "environmentally benig" would be the best option to sustainably use our lake?

Atlantis Resources Corporation (“Atlantis”), one of the world’s leading developers of electricity-generating tidal current turbines, unveiled the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine ever built, the AK1000™, yesterday at Invergordon, Scotland. The AK1000™ is due for installation at a dedicated berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (“EMEC”), located in Orkney, Scotland later this summer.

 

Read More at: http://www.atlantisresourcescorporation.com/media/news/1-latest/106-atla...

Swarms of marine turbines could 'tap the Gulf Stream'

They are wondering about putting them in the Gulf Stream too...

"Darris White is a deep thinker.

The engineer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the US is currently finalising designs for a series of turbines that could be used to harness the immense energy of the Gulf Stream, flowing deep in the Atlantic Ocean"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10914462