The primary reason for this includes the inaccessibility of testing sites, difficulty in deployment, recovery, access to verify results and modify devices in comparison to wind power, for example. Significant environmental barriers have also meant enormous upfront costs and complexity in the proving of technology.A high number of previously proposed tidal power technologies have been adapted from wind power. As water is 800 times denser than wind and holds an entirely different force we believe that technology needs to be approached differently.
Repetitive Energy Company (REC) is developing an exclusively water-based technology aimed to exploit the potential from just two of the available water resources; these being tidal stream and inland waterways. Designed to be modular and scalable even at full size, we have overcome all challenges, such as deployment barriers, faced by previous technologies.