In the Faroe Islands, a new interesting project is underway: the tidal kite. Based on marine technologies, the 100-kw kite was placed in the Vestmannasund strait in October. Named DG100, it transfers electricity to the grid. Minesto, the Sweden-based company, developed the project to generate electricity via gliding the kite.
Hakun Djurhuus, SEV's Managing Direrctor, expressed his optimism over the project, saying it will help to produce renewable power in Faroe.
In his statement, he also added the predictability of tidal energy makes it more reliable compared to other renewable energy resources.
The two companies of SEV and Minesto plan to expand systems for microgrid and Utility-scale solar power with present technologies.
The European Marine Energy Centre, EMEC, in Orkney is another location, among several others, to test tidal power. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), marine technology with its “great potential” will help us to cut costs of large plants; further survey, plan and expansion should be considered, though.