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NOVA TIDAL ARRAY 

Nova Innovation is passionate about transforming the power of our seas and oceans into clean, predictable energy. 

 

We are delighted to create the Nova Tidal Array and play a part in the global solution to tackle the climate crisis.

Our tidal technology has zero visual impact as the underwater turbines rest on the seabed and are hidden from view. The turbines work in harmony with marine wildlife and there are no dams or barriers involved. Ships and sailing boats can pass overhead unaffected as the turbines do not pose navigational issues, and they are unaffected by storms.

Tidal energy is naturally sourced and it is unique as it is predictable to the minute - days, months, and years in advance, making it reliable and dependable.

The 1.5 MW Nova Tidal Array in Petit Passage, Nova Scotia will create a local source of tidal energy from 15 turbines located on the seabed. The first turbine will be installed in 2022. 

Status

Location

Size

Under construction

Petit Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada

1.5 MW

Number of turbines

First power

15 (developed in 3 phases)

2022

Location

Tidal turbines will be located on the seabed in Petit Passage, a channel of water between Long Island and the Digby Peninsula in Nova Scotia, Canada. ​

Petit Passage is located on the southern side of the entrance to the Bay of Fundy, the world’s largest tidal resource. More water flows through the Bay of Fundy every day than all the world’s fresh water rivers combined.

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Partners

Our partners include the organisations below and the local community around Petit Passage.  ​

 

The Natural Resources Canada Energy Innovation Program

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines

Nova Scotia Power

The project has been awarded a grant from the Natural Resources Canada Energy Innovation Program.

Nova Innovation has received a Marine Renewable Energy Demonstration Permit from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines.

Nova Innovation has a Power Purchase Agreement with Nova Scotia Power for the energy produced by the tidal array.