June 26, 2014
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.
June 20, 2014
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 agreement opens the way for testing of small-scale turbine prototypes to take place.
June 16, 2014
Belgian energy company ELSA (IDETA) has committed an investment of £1.85 million to the Shetland Tidal Array in a move that should accelerate the implementation of tidal technology across Europe. Moving a step closer to the first in sea tidal array continues to promise to be a significant move forward for the industry.
June 12, 2014
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 firm DP Energy.
June 11, 2014
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 to the Chinese coast.
June 6, 2014
The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility has been inaugurated at Edinburgh University. It consists of a massive testing tank that is capable of simulating waves and currents that will give marine energy developers the opportunity to quickly and safely test their devices in similar conditions to the open sea.
May 30, 2014
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.
May 25, 2014
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.
May 25, 2014
Tidal energy is being used to convert the currents of the Menai Strait into heating for the Plas Newydd mansion in Anglesey. The National Trust property in North Wales will be equipped with a 300kW pump which will serve to save a significant amount of money in heating oil costs.
May 23, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
The response from local businesses and residents has been very positive about the proposed six-mile, U-shaped seawall going from Swansea docks to near Swansea University’s new Bay campus on Fabian Way. The economic and regenerative benefits to the bay have been recognised.
May 21, 2014
The Nova Innovation designed Nova 30 tidal device has been deployed and is generating electricity in the Bluemull Sound in Shetland. The 30kW device represents a significant step forward in the tidal power industry.
May 21, 2014
New preliminary permits have been lodged by Halcyon Tidal Power and Maine Tidal Power for their respective proposed tidal power plants to be considered for approval in Cobscook Bay, Maine.
April 26, 2014
A proposed 6-mile seawall in Swansea Bay could produce as much as 240MW of tidal energy at a cost of £850m and be in operation by 2018.
April 21, 2014
An agreement has been reached between Atlantis Resources and Lockheed Martin for the commencement of the optimization of the production of the AR1500 tidal turbine