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Bad day at Black Rock: Tidal turbine breaks down; FORCE monitoring gear washes ashore

A day after Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. announced that its underwater turbine has broken down and its blades are no longer turning, fisherman Darren Porter spotted a yellow object at the water’s edge near the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for … Continue reading

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No one taking responsibility for monitoring abandoned tidal turbine

As the blades continue to turn on an abandoned tidal turbine in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, no one seems willing to ensure there is monitoring of their possible effects on fish and other sea creatures. On Friday, … Continue reading

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Emera seeks to abandon its stake in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc.

Emera, parent company of Nova Scotia Power, has announced it’s withdrawing from its partnership in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc., the company that has a test turbine sitting on the bottom of the Minas Passage. In a statement released today, Emera … Continue reading

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Troubled financial waters ahead for Bay of Fundy tidal test project?

Just days after the successful deployment of its latest OpenHydro turbine in the Minas Passage, Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. could be facing an uncertain future. Two Irish newspapers, the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner are reporting that its French parent company, … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal deploys another Bay of Fundy turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. successfully deployed its second massive 2MW turbine Sunday afternoon at its test site in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, eight kilometres west of Parrsboro, N.S. “We had a very good day today,” said a … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp: tidal turbine generated little power, but was a success; FORCE: expanding test site makes sense

Cape Sharp Tidal sold only 41.4 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity to Nova Scotia Power last year, enough to power the equivalent of about four homes, far short of the 500 the company claimed when it first deployed the turbine in … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal can’t say when its turbine will go back in the water

Cape Sharp’s tidal turbine, recovered from the Minas Passage on June 15, is still undergoing repairs and upgrades in the harbour at Saint John, N.B. and the company can’t say when it might be re-deployed at its testing site west … Continue reading

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