Local Business Supports Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

The Swansea Bay Business Club has conducted a survey amongst local businesses to gauge support for the newly proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and the results have been very positive. According to the club president and secretary Bruce Roberts the local companies completely recognise that there is a need for secure alternate energy supplies. The […] Read more »

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Plan Submitted

A six-mile long U-shaped seawall has been planned with an estimated cost of £850m for Swansea Bay to create a new tidal lagoon. The project has been proposed by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd and could provide power for 120,000 homes. The seawall will extend from Swansea docks to the new Fabian Way campus of […] Read more »

Lockheed Martin To Enter Tidal Technology With Atlantis Resources

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources will soon see the commencement of optimization services for its AR 1500 turbine. The security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has begun work on a contract with the developer. The turbines will have 1.5MW capacity and will feature a large single-rotor turbine with an active rotor pitch and full nacelle […] Read more »

What is the Maine Tidal Energy Project?

The Maine Tidal Energy Project is being run by the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) and takes advantage of the tremendous energy being generated by tidal water. One of the first places that was tested and trialled was the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy is located between eastern Maine and Canada and is […] Read more »

Tidal Energy | OpenHydro Brings Open-Centre Turbine Online

It has been just over a month now, but OpenHydro has successfully connected its Open-Centre Turbine which is sited at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) test site to the National Grid. The single 250kW turbine is powerful enough to supply electricity to 100 homes but it paves the way for a significant tidal power development […] Read more »

Tidal Energy | Pentland Firth Tidal Energy Project

A Dutch tidal device developer has recognised the potential in the Scottish waters and is planning a new tidal energy power plant in the Pentland Firth, hoping to begin development as early as the end of 2008. Tocardo has established a subsidiary company called Tocardo Tidal Energy with the plan to set up production, assembly and office […] Read more »

Tidal Power | Strangford Lough Produces First Electricity

Back in March we reported the preparation being done at Strangford Lough to test the viability of the SeaGen tidal device. News has recently come through on developments in the tidal power project. Tidal power has finally being added to the national grid at Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough. The test of the SeaGen device operated […] Read more »

Tidal Power | Uldolmok Power Plant Completed

The first tidal power plant in Korea has been completed at Jindo Island, South Jeolla Province. The development is called the Uldolmok Power Plant and has been completed four years after its ground-breaking at a cost of $10 million. The 1,000-kilowatt plant will produce 2.4 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually. Power capacity will be expanded to […] Read more »