June 1st, 2007 by Robin Le Page
Robin Le Page is a Guernsey Civil Engineer who wrote this paper in collaboration with Alderney Renewable Energy Ltd.
The paper was published by Loughborough University in May 2007.
In the UK the Renewable Energy Obligation will oblige utilities to source at least 10 % of their electricity from renewable sources by 2010. However land based renewable energy technologies are already facing issues owing to land use conflicts. Tidal stream energy generation is a technology which has been developing rapidly over the last 10 years and could provide an efficient source of renewable energy in the future, if potential sites are identified and developed.