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  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

  • The rising Tide of Ocean Energy – New Ideas for Renewable Power

    A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough. And a new report from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre expresses confidence ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Eco Wave Power for Its Path-Breaking Innovation in the Field Of Wave Energy Generation

     Based on its recent analysis of the wave energy generation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eco Wave Power with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for developing and implementing an all-round solution for effective energy harvesting from waves. "Driven by the energy crisis around the globe, an escalation of activities in newer forms of renewable ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Twitter Q&A: Marine Energy

    The Carbon Trust's Head of Technology Acceleration, Dr Stephen Wyatt, will be answering your questions on marine energy on Wednesday 3 October. Follow @theCarbonTrust and ask questions in advance using the hashtag #AskCarbon. Have you ever wondered how the power of waves and the tides are being harnessed to produce ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • ETI announces technology project to significantly reduce subsea cable costs for marine energy devices

    A project which could considerably reduce the cost of cabling from offshore wave and tidal farms to the shore has been announced by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).This 18 month project, costing £1.1m and led by MacArtney, will develop an 11kV wet-mate connector, which will be tested and demonstrated under workshop and real-sea conditions.The connectors enable two power cables to be ...

  • ScottishPower Renewables Welcomes Hammerfest Strøm`s Commitment to the Scottish Reneweble Energy Sector

    ScottishPower Renewables’ Managing Director Keith Anderson joined First Minister Alex Salmond in Oslo today (Tuesday 17th August) as the Norwegian tidal-power developer Hammerfest Strøm announced major contracts worth £4m to construct the first of their advanced HS1000 tidal turbines in Scotland. Fife-based Burntisland Fabrication Limited (BiFab) has been awarded the ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

  • Wave Energy Device Deployed Off Oregon Coast

    NEWPORT, Oregon, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Finavera Renewables Inc. has successfully deployed and commissioned the first commercial scale wave energy converter off the west coast of North America. The company plans the phased installation of a multi-device wave park and commercial electricity generation by 2010. The wave energy converter, called the AquaBuOY 2.0, is ...

  • Scotland the

    Renewable resources will make Scotland the "Silicon Valley" of marine energy in the same way that hi-tech industries transformed Northern California, the First Minister will say tonight in the keynote speech of his American trade mission. First Minister Alex Salmond will make the claim tonight during a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, the oldest public affairs ...


    By The Scottish Government

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


  • Carbon Trust supports Wave Energy Scotland’s first £7 million technology innovation competition

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition. Part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. Applications are invited from innovative technology developers who ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Iberdrola Ingeniería heads the world’s largest research project into marine renewable energy

    With a budget of €30 million A total of 19 companies and 25 research centres will take part in the Ocean Lider project over the next three years IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, along with 19 Spanish companies and 25 research centres, is heading a consortium which will develop the world’s largest RDI project into marine renewable energy. The Ocean Lider initiative boasts a budget of €30 ...


    By Iberdrola

  • GL Garrad Hassan supports wave testing program at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center

    GL Garrad Hassan has begun a project for the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai’i (HNEI-UH) supporting the institute’s Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC) wave energy testing program. HINMREC, under funding from the Wind and Water Power Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, is working in collaboration with the U.S. Navy to ...


  • Europe leading the way in marine energy - study

    The sea could supply 20% of UK energy demand and about 10% of world consumption Wave energy sources are not only available in plenty, but are also consistent, predictable and have the highest energy density among all renewable energy sources. The best resource is found between 40-60 degrees of latitude where the available resource is 30 to 70 kW/m, with peaks of 100 kW/m. The potential worldwide ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Ocean energy wants place in EU`s energy future

    Wave and tidal energy could provide 15% of Europe"s energy needs by 2050, the industry estimates, calling for support measures to realise its potential. The European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) last week (15 July) published a 2050 roadmap for ocean energy, highlighting the major potential of energy produced from the flow of waves and tides or the thermal and salinity gradients of oceans and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Funding Boost for Scottish Marine Energy

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from a £2.8 million share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) which is run by the Carbon Trust. The news was announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK ...


    By Carbon Trust

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