Over the last 9 months, EEL has successfully scaled up with a 30kW tidal generator tested in the harbor of Brest (Brittany, France).
The results of this pilot exceed all our expectations and catapult a physical limit that applies to all conventional tidal turbines !! Our undulating membrane generator managed to capture 62% of the energy of the current, exceeding for the first time the famous Betz law that sets a physical limit at 59% !
And this is only a first step. Our first pre-commercial 30-50kW machine will be on a river in June and we are preparing a 750kW marine project.
These achievements were made possible thanks to the FEDER Hauts de France funds and the Interreg ENCORE program, as well as support from Frisquet, Dassault Systèmes, 3DEXPERIENCE Lab and Aquanord.
Stay tuned ! EEL Energy, Nature’s Choice for Marine Energy
EEL Energy is a French company that develops a new generation of hydro-generators producing renewable energy from an undulating membrane. Our patented technology for River and Tidal applications is inspired by the efficient and sometimes spectacular movement that propels the fastest fish on earth, reaching up to 110km/h under water !