An article by Elga Reyes, eco-business.com.
Singapore, an island-state with scarce resources yet with a thriving research and development environment, has unveiled its first tidal turbine system on Wednesday.
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) developed the one-kilowatt turbine test bed and partnered with the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) to install the system by the Sentosa Boardwalk, a pedestrian gateway leading to Sentosa Island, a popular tourist destination in the country.
According to the two organisations, this initial tidal energy generator will help Singapore to harness a new renewable energy option that will increase its sources of energy and enhance its energy security. Unlike solar and wind energy, which are susceptible to weather fluctuations, tidal power is more reliable since tidal cycles are predictable.
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