Verdant Power install tidal turbine in East River, NYC (Copyright Verdant Power)

Verdant Power

Founded in 2000, Verdant Power develops systems that deliver clean power from tidal and river currents.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) will provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system, deployed for commercial demonstration in New York City’s East River in October 2020.

The deployment was conducted as part of Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project, comprising three Gen5 turbines mounted on a Verdant Power TriFrame™.

Verdant Power secured $6 million in funding for the effort in late 2018, including support from the US Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

EMEC will assess the performance of the three Gen5 turbines using international technical specifications, having been designated with Renewable Energy Testing Laboratory (RETL) status, the highest international designation for marine energy test laboratories, in August 2020. Verdant will be the first technology to be assessed by EMEC as a RETL; this will also be he the first internationally recognised Renewable Energy Test Report (RETR) for marine energy to go through the IECRE system.

By independently measuring the performance of Verdant’s system, EMEC will add credibility to operational results, and set a new standard for tidal energy technology developers to meet globally. During 2019/20 EMEC have been supporting Verdant to prepare for the power performance assessment.

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