Sabella S.A.S. has placed an order for a complete MacArtney connectivity solution for its new industrial scale ‘Sabella D10’ tidal stream turbine project.
Pre-orientated in the direction of natural tidal currents and empowered by symmetrical rotor blades, the turbines effectively capture the energy generated by the shift between ebb and flow. The rotor is activated even by modest current motion and powers a generator, which exports the electricity produced to the land based grid via a submarine cable anchored and embedded at its landfall.
After successfully installing and testing the ‘Sabella D03’ demonstrator turbine unit, Sabella has secured the funds to install and test its full scale ‘Sabella D10’ 0.5 kW rated power and 1 MW maximal output power turbine in the Fromveur Strait near South Ushant (Brittany, France).
Sabella tidal farm sites could feature units with a capacity up to 2 MW.