EQA-tidal. Sophisticated boat mill

The first EQA-river boat mill has been designed and built. We didn’t built a EQA-tidal yet. Building a EQA-tidal 1.0. won’t be difficult. It is in some way building a catamaran. Building a EQA-tidal 2.0. starts with D&C to include idea’s for battery storage, vertical windturbines, PVsolar and also winning wave energy. The EQA-tidal 2.0. will be an all-inclusive green energy unit. The ‘mill’ can be made of max. 15 m width. When the tide is running 2 m/sec max. or more the EQA-tidal will be a profitable investment.
Technology validated in relevant environment.
Fidelity of breadboard technology increases significantly. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so they can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high-fidelity” laboratory integration of components.
The EQA-tidal 1.0 can be built for estuaria, tidal rivers and lagoons. The EQA-tidal is quite similar to the EQA-river, but we make the boat mill ‘salt and storm proof’. For the EQA-tidal 2.0, we integrate several ‘best practical’ techniques. It is a kind of innovative assemblage combined with new ideas.

How does it work?

Like mankind did for centuries: using water mills. What is the secret ? Make the water mill cheap and reliable. So, you have even a better business case than using turbines. And instead of turbines, with boat mills you can use a lot more surface of the tidal stream.