Tidal Energy Test Site at General Sullivan Bridge

The UNH Tidal Energy Test Site at the General Sullivan Bridge is where the Lower Piscataqua enters Little Bay through a constriction. The tidal range is nominally 8.2 ft (2.5 m), and approximately 40 percent of the volume of Great Bay flows under the bridge every tidal cycle. This results in peak current speeds of greater than 4 knots (2 m/s), as well as relatively short periods of slack water and a steep current speed ramp-up. UNH-CORE faculty have modeled the dynamics of this tidal system in several studies. 

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Center for Ocean Renewable Energy
UNH CORE near the General Sullivan Bridge