Tag Archive for 'marine energy'

Scottish marine energy expertise extended to Singapore

November 9th, 2013 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

An international collaboration agreement has been signed between The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University ([email protected]), Singapore, to support further development of the marine renewable energy industry in Southeast Asia. EMEC, the world’s first and leading facility for wave and tidal energy converters, […]

UK Energy Secretary says that UK needs to retain its global lead in offshore wind energy generation

November 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Mr Davey used his speech to “confirm and reconfirm the UK Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He described onshore wind as “a huge success story and we […]

Agreement to test and develop wave energy device in Brittany waters offers local economic opportunities

September 20th, 2013 by AW-Energy oy

Fortum, DCNS and AW-Energy have signed a development agreement in wave power research and development with the support of La Région Bretagne. The companies will develop a joint 1.5 MW wave power demonstration project using AW-Energy’s WaveRoller™ technology, which has been extensively patented. Fortum will develop the project and owns the demonstration park, and DCNS […]

SubHub wave & tidal turbine device transporter and installer designed with QinetiQ’s Paramarine software

January 5th, 2013 by QinetiQ Group plc

QinetiQ GRC naval architects in combination with their Paramarine software are working with QED Naval Ltd in the development of a marine platform (Subhub) that can transport, install, anchor and maintain wave and tidal turbines through life. This will bring major cost and time advantages to tidal turbine field installations on the sea bed. QED […]

Maine tidal energy project supplies electricity to US grid

September 17th, 2012 by Ocean Renewable Power Company

Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC’s) Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project is supplying electricity to the US power grid according to Bangor Hydro Electric Company. Gerry Chasse, Bangor Hydro’s President and COO, said “Bangor Hydro is pleased to have played a critical role in building the interconnection to get this energy to the power grid.” “ORPC’s […]

More funds for developing wave and tidal power technology in Scotland

August 30th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, welcomed the announcement on the 29 August 2012 by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be […]

Predicting power of next wave could double amount of energy captured

June 28th, 2012 by University of Exeter

The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Renewable Energy, could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The study, Wave energy converter control by wave […]

University of Exeter helps Guernsey develop renewable energy strategy

May 1st, 2012 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

Academics and students from the University of Exeter are coming to Guernsey on a field visit to make a high level strategic assessment of the renewable energy potential for Guernsey. This initiative is part of Commerce and Employment’s Renewable Energy Team’s (RET) long term strategic alliance with leading UK Universities to progress local macro marine […]

UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry visits Alderney Renewable Energy

April 30th, 2012 by Alderney Renewable Energy Ltd

Charles Hendry, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) visited Alderney to meet members of the management team of Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE). ARE has ambitious plans for developing tidal power in the coastal waters around Alderney.

RenewableUK publishes report on “Marine Energy in the UK”

March 15th, 2012 by RenewableUK

In a new report, RenewableUK, the trade association representing the renewable energy industry, is calling for a significant increase in investment by the UK and Scottish Governments to realise the wave and tidal sector’s massive potential. The industry predicts that the sector will be worth £3.7 billion to the UK by 2020, creating 10,000 jobs. […]