technology: site selection
Tidal energy can be harnessed wherever there is moving water in significant volumes. The choice of location for an Open-Centre Turbine farm is made upon assessment of a number of criteria:
Tidal velocity The speed and volume of water passing through the site.
Bathymetry Water depth and the geology of the seabed will determine the position and number of turbines deployed.
Electrical grid connection The distance from the proposed site to a grid access point will help determine the viability of an installation.