Florida Gulf Stream Tidal Energy Potential Studied

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Swedish ocean and tidal current technology developer Minesto and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to study the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of its technology in Florida. This study will involve the construction of demonstration plants for commercial use in Florida. The fact that FAU is the home […] Read more »

Florida Tidal Turbine Leases Granted for Testing

A new five year lease agreement has been signed between researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The purpose of the agreement is to allow testing of small-scale ocean tidal turbines to be undertaken by FAU. Multiple Test Berths As per the agreement […] Read more »

Investment Funding Provided For Shetland Tidal Array

The success of any new project inevitably comes down to money and the ability to pay for the development and testing. With tidal energy projects this funding is vital due to the lengthy lead time involved. This is why the announcement that Belgian energy company ELSA has committed an investment of £1.85 million to the […] Read more »

Fair Head Tidal Energy Project Announced

The waters off the coast of Fair Head in Northern Ireland could become a source of renewable energy with the proposal to install tidal turbines on the sea bed. The plan, with the project name Fair Head Tidal Energy Project, has been put forward as part of a £400m development plan by Cork-based renewable energy […] Read more »

Dynamic Tidal Power Planned For the China Coast

An economic assessment has been commissioned by the Chinese National Energy Administration to determine the viability of building a Dynamic Tidal Power (DTP) facility off the east coast of China. The facility is ambitious to say the least and will involve the construction of a dam that extends between 60 km and 100 km perpendicular […] Read more »

RivGen Tidal Device To Be Tested In Alaska

The RivGen Power System is a shallow water river turbine with a 25 kW capacity that has been developed by Ocean Renewable Power Co. (ORPC). It has been built with backing from the Alaska Energy Authority and the Denali Commission and will be installed in the Kvichak River in July 2014. The turbine will be […] Read more »

Nautricity To Deploy Tidal Devices In Scottish Waters

A full scale tidal array in Scottish waters is drawing closer to reality for Glasgow-based renewable energy company Nautricity. Consent has been given by Marine Scotland for the deployment of the first Contra Rotating Marine Turbine device, otherwise known as CoRMaT, in the Irish Sea, south of Machrihanish, Argyll. The device has been developed by […] Read more »

Sensor Platform Built to Understand Fundy Tides

A key for the development of tidal power projects in the Bay of Fundy is a better understanding of the powerful tides. This understanding will be substantially improved by an advanced sensor platform that is being built for the Minas Passage. The platform is being developed by The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE). […] Read more »