The Deep Green marine power plant has attracted much attention lately from the global marine energy industry and media. The underwater kite, as it is called, is now producing electricity in the waters off Northern Ireland. The on-going ocean trials verify the ability to unlock ocean currents as a commercially viable renewable energy source.
Invented by an engineer at Swedish aircraft manufacturer Saab in 2001, and spun-off into marine energy by Nordic technology company Minesto since 2007, Deep Green has now taken a further step towards commercialization by starting to produce electricity outside the coast of Northern Ireland, Strangford Lough.
Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2014