Norway Goes With the Flow To Light Up Its Nights

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Science  17 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5605, pp. 339
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5605.339

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Three European teams are racing to be the first in the world to harness a new source of power: underwater coastal currents driven by the tides. In early March, engineers in Hammerfest, Norway, are expected to flip the switch of a sea-floor generator that, for the first time, will feed electricity tapped from underwater tidal streams into a power grid. In addition, two U.K.-based companies are hard at work on prototypes.