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Tidal Power 

Federal regulators have given Maine Maritime Academy’s Tidal Energy Demonstration and Evaluation Centerthe green light to begin testing in the Bagaduce River.The order allows testing to begin on a low-flow turbine that a local inventor wants to patent.It is hoped that the research center can eventually become key source for unbiased testing and evaluation of tidal turbine technology. The research center also hopes to help the regulatory community understand what types of questions need to be asked.Along the way, Maine Maritime students will get training and develop skills for a growing renewable industry that holdsgreat potential.