At the end of January, turbine model tests were conducted in SSPA’s cavity tunnel in Gothenburg as part of work package 3 of the Powerkite project. In this work package, Minesto together with SSPA are working on turbine development.

The model testing was the first of two development stages, to evaluate cavitation and performance before further development during the spring and new tests in the cavity tunnel in the autumn.

Three different prototypes were tested. They all performed well in terms of cavity and showed significant performance improvement – indicating that there is great potential for improvements of future turbine models.