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PowerKite - Power Take-Off System for a Subsea Tidal Kite

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "PowerKite" data sheet

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Organization address
city: SOLNA
postcode: 169 72
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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙074˙363 €
 EC max contribution 5˙074˙363 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Develop geothermal, hydro, marine and other renewable energy options)
2. H2020-EU. (Develop efficient, reliable and cost-competitive solar energy systems)
3. H2020-EU. (Develop the full potential of wind energy)
 Code Call H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MIDROC PROJECT MANAGEMENT AB SE (SOLNA) coordinator 595˙939.00
2    MINESTO AB SE (VASTRA FROLUNDA) participant 1˙418˙906.00
4    THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST UK (BELFAST) participant 525˙540.00
5    SSPA SWEDEN AB. SE (GOETEBORG) participant 522˙875.00
6    APPLIED COMPUTING & ENGINEERING LIMITED UK (Daresbury) participant 480˙625.00
7    MOORLINK SOLUTIONS AB SE (GOTEBORG) participant 403˙281.00
8    UW-ELAST AB SE (MARIESTAD) participant 256˙875.00


 Project objective

The PowerKite project will design, build and deploy a power take-off system (PTO) for novel tidal energy collector concept, the Deep Green subsea tidal kite. The overall objective of the PowerKite project is to gather experience in open sea conditions to enhance the structural and power performance of the PTO for a next generation tidal energy converter to ensure high survivability, reliability and performance, low environmental impact and competitive cost of energy in the (future) commercial phases. The core innovation of the project resides in the electro-mechanical design of the PTO, allowing the array to be deployed in sites with low velocity currents. The project will develop full-scale components of the turbine, generator, seabed power electronics, array transformer and subsea export cable. The project will also develop a new material for the mooring system (tether) combining the required buoyancy (to avoid the seafloor and the surface) with the appropriate modulus, strength and fatigue properties (to hold an oscillating load of 200 tons). Open sea trials will play a crucial role in the project as the deployment of the first full scale Deep Green prototype (funded via separate ERDF funding) will enable extensive offshore data collection for the PTO system. The Powerkite project has the potential to double the tidal power market potential, decrease the cost of energy with up to 60% and decrease the weight per installed MW at least 20 times compared to other tidal energy converters. The project has a budget of 5.1M Euros and gathers 9 partners from 3 countries. Over 30 months, the project will progress the state of the art in several fields: PTO modelling, electrical design, mechanical design, data acquisition, analysis and optimisation.


List of deliverables.
Dissemination report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Commercial service and maintenance strategy report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Certification and standardization report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Commercial power system design report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Environmental impact report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
LCA Report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Environmental monitoring dataset Other 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Industrial value chain report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:25
Environmental monitoring baseline report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:57:24
External project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-06 18:57:24

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of PowerKite deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Per Salomonsson, Ingemar Bergvall *, Sofia Orhaug**, Peter Foxton***, Ana Novak, Quentin Antoine, Philippe De Rua **** * Midroc Project Management, ** Minesto, *** Moorlink, **** Engie Laborelec
Concept Array design for Tidal kite power generators
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Kregting L, Schmitt P, Lieber L, Culloch R, Horne N, Smyth D.
Environmental Impact Report of the H2020 project PowerKite
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2017 Lieber L, Nilsen T, Zambrano C, Kregting L
Optimising multiple multibeam sonars to assess marine life interactions with an underwater kite.
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12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2019-08-06
2019 Abolfazl Shiri, Jan Hallander, Neil Laughlin
Design of low drag-to-power ratio hydrokinetic turbine
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
VIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, MARINE 2019 13-15 May 2019 2019-08-06
2018 Daniel Hung, Anthony Mosquera
Fluid-Structure Interaction of a Rigid Wing for Minesto Deep Green, A Tidal Energy Device
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NAFEMS 2018 UK Conference 2019-08-06
2017 Pál Schmitt, Ross Culloch, Lilian Lieber, Sverker Molander, Linus Hammar, Louise Kregting
A tool for simulating collision probabilities of animals with marine renewable energy devices
published pages: e0188780, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188780
PLOS ONE 12/11 2019-08-06
2018 Lilian Lieber, W. Alex M. Nimmo-Smith, James J. Waggitt, Louise Kregting
Fine-scale hydrodynamic metrics underlying predator occupancy patterns in tidal stream environments
published pages: 397-408, ISSN: 1470-160X, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.071
Ecological Indicators 94 2019-08-06
2018 Anthony Mosquera, Daniel Hung, Jan Hallander, Yujing Liu, Johan Lennblad
Minesto Deep Green – Optimisation of the Power Take-Off System for a Novel Tidal Energy Device
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
NAFEMS 2018 UK Conference 2019-08-06
2017 Jan Hallander, Abolfazl Shiri, Björn Bergqvist
Cavitation tunnel tests with tidal turbines
published pages: 406-417, ISSN: , DOI:
5th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for The Maritime Industry (AMT’17) 11th – 13th October 2017 2019-08-06

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