SOAR is leading an initiative to establish a test centre for coastal community power systems, with a focus on community-scale tidal energy development. Working from Brier Island and Long Island we provide fast and easy access to Grand Passage and Petit Passage. These high energy tidal channels flow between Brier Island, Long Island, and Digby Neck in the Outer Bay of Fundy with strong tidal currents appropriate for testing, development, and demonstration of tidal power systems.
SOAR is currently working to obtain permits and advance collaborations to support effective testing and demonstration of tidal power technologies, with focus on off-grid and distribution connected systems to meet the energy needs of the local communities.
Successful testing in Grand Passage and/or Petit Passage also supports a course forward towards success with additional challenges at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage and other commercial project opportunities throughout Canada and worldwide.
The Lunenburg Ocean Centre (LOC) is a shared use Oceanographic Centre with supportive marine services on the Lunenburg's historic working waterfront, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A place where passionate individuals, rights holders, organizations, and government agencies can openly collaborate on sustainable ocean initiatives that support a health ecosystem and generational livelihoods in coastal communities.
Head Office at 160 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia