A detailed set of criteria can be utilised by Minesto to help screen and support the development of potential development sites.
The Dragon Class products can be further developed in terms of size and power capacity to better match the local tidal and ocean current energy resource at a particular site. Therefore, the range of suitable sites for the technology can be increase, or performance optimised to better meet the local requirements.
If a proposed site matches the basic criteria, the next stages are to increase the granularity of the site assessments and consideration of constraints. If a site is deemed suitable, Minesto can support discussions on permits and licenses with relevant authorities, as well negotiations with other interested parties such as the local utility company and other stakeholders as part of developing the concept design.