India Will Build Asia's First Commercial Tidal Power Project

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image: Atlantis Resources Corp.

Another step forward for tidal power (it's a long, long road, yes...): London-based Atlantis Resources has announced that it will be building a 50 MW tidal power project off the coast of India, in Gujarat's Gulf of Kutch. The project, a first for Asia, could be scaled up to 200 MW in the future.

gulf of kutch map

image: NASA

Construction on the project, which is being undertake in partnership with Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd., could begin as soon as this year and be completed by 2013.

Under the memorandum of understanding, total future development of 250 MW of tidal power was agreed to. Recently survey of the Gulf of Kutch by Atlantis shows that there is 300 MW of tidal power potential in the area.

Back in August, Atlantis unveiled the world's largest tidal turbine, the 1 MW AK1000.

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