Minesto’s Dragon 12, a fully operational and dynamic tidal energy device, is making waves in the renewable energy sector with its innovative approach. Resembling a futuristic military drone, the Dragon 12 behaves like an underwater kite, utilizing tidal flows to fly patterns faster than the currents, effectively harvesting renewable energy. Unlike traditional tidal turbines that remain stationary in the water, Minesto’s Dragon series is anchored to the sea bed and maneuvers like kites, optimizing energy extraction from tidal currents.
Similar to land-based wind energy kites that follow figure-eight patterns to outpace the wind, the Dragon underwater device employs dynamic movements to extract more energy from a given tidal current. This unique approach expands the economic feasibility of harnessing energy from slower tidal flows. Despite its substantial size, with a 12-meter wingspan and a weight of 28 tons, the Dragon 12 offers easier installation using a single boat and a sea bed tether.Continue reading… “Minesto’s Dragon 12 Unleashes Innovative Tidal Energy Harvesting with Underwater Kite-Like Technology”