Coverage of Navy sea turbine generation proposed for Marrowstone

7/16 Peninsula Daily News Public weighs in on Navy’s proposed sea turbine generators By Jeff Chew Peninsula Daily News

CHIMACUM — Sea-turbine blades are on the cutting edge of alternative power-generating technology. At about 16 feet in diameter and weighing more than 4 tons, three undersea turbines mounted on a 40-ton frame are proposed to be sunk off the northern or southern end of Marrowstone Island as part of a U.S. Navy tidal energy kinetic hydropower system test in Admiralty Inlet. The turbines will be anchored with the aid of gravity about 70 feet down in the strong currents off either Marrowstone Point, north, or Nodule Point near the island’s south end.

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