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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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Too early to tell about effects of tidal turbine, but no evidence of any yet, FORCE says

The general manager of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) says nearly five months after deployment of a Cape Sharp tidal turbine, there has been no evidence of effects on fish, marine mammals or seabirds. “But it’s too … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia ushers in ‘new era’ of tidal energy as protesters warn ‘turbines kill fish’

It’s official. Electricity is now flowing onto Nova Scotia’s power grid from a newly installed 2MW tidal turbine submerged in the Bay of Fundy. The provincial energy minister, Michel Samson flipped a big electrical switch today near Parrsboro, NS to … Continue reading

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Success! Cape Sharp Tidal deploys Fundy turbine

Work crews successfully lowered a 300 tonne OpenHydro turbine and its 700 tonne base into the Minas Passage this morning during a four-hour operation at ebb tide. The turbine slipped beneath the calm, blue surface and came to rest on … Continue reading

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