tidal 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Commercial negotiations to start on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

    As set out in the National Infrastructure Plan, we are exploring the potential of a future tidal lagoon programme. Tidal power is a major economic and energy opportunity for the UK – and tidal lagoons could form a key element of this . The proposed six-mile ...

  • 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 ...


  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Atlantis takes wraps off world`s largest tidal turbine

    Atlantis Resources Corporation (“Atlantis”), one of the world’s leading developers of electricity-generating tidal current turbines, unveiled the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine ever built, the AK1000™, yesterday at Invergordon, Scotland. The AK1000™ is due for installation at a dedicated berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (“EMEC”), ...

  • 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 ...

  • Greg Barker comment on EU funding for two UK tidal projects

    On Tuesday 18 December 2012 the European Commission announced EU funding for two UK tidal projects under its NER 300 scheme; Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) Sound of Islay Demonstration Tidal Array, 20.7m € and Marine Current Turbines (MCT) Kyle Rhea Tidal Turbine Array project, 18.4m €. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “European funding for Scottish Power ...

  • 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 ...

  • Speech: Greg Barker’s opening speech RUK Wave and Tidal conference 2013

    Check against delivery Introduction Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here among you today to give the keynote address for the opening of this 10th Wave and Tidal conference. 10 years! Now, this seems like a perfect opportunity for us to reflect on and celebrate the progress the sector has made to date. But before I do so, let me stress the 3 key points of my ...

  • Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas: advanced controls, crosscutting power take-off (PTO)—which converts ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Government seeks views on a new contract negotiation process for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

    This is part of the Government’s drive for transparency and engagement with stakeholders in developing new arrangements for applying for a bespoke CFD. As set out in the National Infrastructure Plan published in December 2014, we are exploring the potential for a future lagoon programme. As part of this, we are starting closer discussions with Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd to establish whether a ...

  • Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

    With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This pilot testing is now ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • £20 million boost for UK marine power

    Two British companies have today been awarded a share of £20 million to help drive forward growth in the UK’s marine energy industry. MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have both won funding under the government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), launched in April last year, to support the development and testing of pre-commercial marine devices in array ...

  • 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

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