tidal energy power News

  • EDF to develop tidal power

    EDF has decided to build the first pilot tidal turbine system in France in order to produce electricity from the energy in tidal currents. By 2011 between three and six turbines, with a total capacity of between 4 and 6 MW, will be installed and linked to the grid off Paimpol (Côtes d’Armor, Brittany), where the currents are amongst the strongest in Europe. This world first is the culmination of ...

  • Address to the Tidal Energy Summit

    Introduction It’s great to be here today at your annual Tidal Energy Summit. It’s my first time – and despite the election, I hope it won’t be my last. The reason for that is because I’m passionate about the potential of tidal technologies which I think are vital for our green, low carbon future. We only have a half an hour session together, ...

  • A setback for tidal power in Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia-based OpenHydro will begin the process of raising a 400-tonne, six-storey water energy turbine from a text site in the Bay of Fundy, home of some of the most awesome and powerful tides in the world. Earlier this month, the two companies discovered that the harsh ocean environment had broken two of the turbine"s blades. The massive 1-megawatt machine is now scheduled to be removed ...


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  • RPC enters Renewable Energy Market - Tidal Energy

    Elemental Energy Technology, RPC Technologies and ATSA have recently generated a peak 2 kilowatt of power from their conjunctly developed tidal turbine generator: the Sea Urchin 550.This test was conducted at Forgacs in Newcastle (Australia) before a group of international investors and China, Japan and India licensees on the 5th of April 2011 This milestone marked the successful completion of 6 ...


    By RPC Technologies Pty Ltd

  • Nova Scotia to fund tidal power research

    Nova Scotia has taken the first step toward harnessing the potential tidal power available in the Bay of Fundy, which could supply up 15% of the province's electricity needs. Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald announced North America's first in-stream tidal technology research centre. Three Canadian companies - Clean Current Power Systems, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Minas Basin Pulp and Power - ...


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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

  • Reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production. The new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including ...


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  • Tocardo takes next step in tidal energy with Repsol

    Tocardo and Repsol enter partnership to develop offshore tidal energy Today, Tocardo International, the leading producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, and Repsol, the international integrated energy company, announce a partnership between the two companies. The Repsol New Energy Ventures and Tocardo partnership will provide a platform for both companies to develop ...


    By Tocardo

  • Tidal Today: Lowering the cost of Marine Energy generation

    The key is to ensure R&D investment looks at the overall infrastructure and practical mechanics of project installation and operation and maintenance regimes rather than development of turbine technologies in isolation, as reported by Tidal Today. Jon Harman at Tidal Today reports "What makes tidal very different from other sectors is the limited operational windows there is for ...


  • Leading tidal stakeholders to collaborate in London

    Recent predictions for the growth of the tidal industry have been highly positive, with trade body Renewable UK estimating the industry to be worth £6billion by 2035 to the UK economy alone. However, project and technology developers are still facing significant challenges in delivering commercial scale arrays. While technology is advancing slowly to a stage whereby it can generate power at ...

  • Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for seventeen projects to help sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, these projects will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Tidal Today: Industry Selects Winners of 2nd International Tidal Energy Awards 2011

    During this meeting, the industry selected the winners for the 2nd Annual Tidal Awards Ceremony and Tidal Today is now pleased to announce who they were. Over the course of the three day event discussions revolved around the ROC banding decision in the UK and the ways in which this industry can move to establish economies of scale required to address current Cost of Energy (CoE) issue – ...


  • World’s biggest tidal array to bring energy and jobs boost to North Scotland

    The UK Government has provided £10 million worth of grant funding to the Meygen project, which will provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes and provide up to 100 jobs when fully completed. Other funders include the Scottish Government, and The Crown Estate. The £51m scheme could inspire further projects in the Pentland Firth - helping to provide clean, sustainable and secure ...

  • New tidal energy device to make waves in Welsh waters (press Notice)

    An innovative new project to generate tidal energy in Ramsey Sound off Pembrokeshire was today given the go ahead by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne. Tidal Energy Limited’s 1.2MW ‘Deltastream’ device will provide green electricity to the local distribution network during its 12 month test period, with the potential to power up to 1,000 homes. The device will be ...

  • Ottawa commits $20 million to Nova Scotia tidal energy project

    The federal government has committed to spending $20 million on tidal energy projects in the Bay of Fundy, a move that will help Canada become a "clean energy superpower," Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Sunday. The project represents Canada's first deployment of commercial-scale tidal turbines. MacKay, Nova Scotia's representative in the federal cabinet, said the money will be used by the ...


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  • SeaGen tidal energy system - passes 1000 hours of generation

    SeaGen, the world-leading prototype tidal energy turbine designed and deployed by Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) has exceeded 1000 hours of operation in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough. It is the first tidal current or wave energy system in the world to have achieved this milestone.The 1.2MW tidal current turbine, the largest megawatt scale grid-connected marine renewable energy system in ...

  • Marine Current Turbines aiming for first tidal energy farm in Scotland by 2013

    UK tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines, is targeting 2013 to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm. The company, which designed and deployed the world’s first commercial scale offshore tidal stream energy system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, is investigating the feasibility of a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, a strait of water between the Isle of Skye and the ...

  • Maine Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Project

    Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the nation’s first commercial, grid-connected tidal energy project off the coast of Eastport, Maine. Leveraging a $10 million investment from the Energy Department, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will deploy its first commercial tidal energy device into Cobscook Bay this summer. The project, which injected $14 million into the local ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Carbon Trust grant to support first Welsh tidal stream energy device

    Environmental impact assessment to benefit wider marine energy industry The Carbon Trust has offered a grant of up to £390k through its Entrepreneurs Fast Track service to Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd. The grant represents up to 60% of the funding needed to monitor the environmental impacts associated with the deployment of Wales’s first tidal stream renewable energy ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • GL RC to certify KHI’s tidal energy converter prototype

    Tidal energy is a vast resource man has yet to harness. As technology advances into this new, promising realm of renewable energy, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) is contributing its expertise by certifying Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal energy converter prototype. The certification will be carried out according to GL RC’s “Guideline for the Certification of Ocean ...


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