tidal power generation 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, ...

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • Marine Power (Wave and Tidal), Analysis to 2030

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) - Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030" to its huge collection of research reports. ...


  • Tidal Today: Leading Tidal Energy Companies Nominated for International Tidal Energy Award

    Top tidal energy companies, pioneering new technology and solutions for the emerging tidal energy sector, have been selected as finalists for the 2nd International Tidal Energy Awards ceremony, as part of the 5th International Tidal Energy Summit at the Victoria Park Plaza, London on Tuesday 22nd November. Forming a part of the initial advisory board were Stephen Wyatt of the Carbon trust, John ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • GL Garrad Hassan supports Kawasaki tidal project

    According to official studies, the theoretical worldwide generation potential of tidal energy has been estimated at over 7,800 TWh/year. Working to support the growth in this emerging sector of the renewable energy industry, tidal energy experts from GL Garrad Hassan are aiding Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the development and deployment of its 1MW prototype tidal turbine by providing technical ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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”), ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ScottishPower Renewables announce world`s largest tidal stream projects

    ScottishPower Renewables confirmed they are evaluating three separate coastal sites for the development of the world’s largest tidal stream projects. This historic milestone has been made possible by the successful trial of the world’s most advanced tidal turbine - Lànstrøm. Two of the sites are being planned in Scotland, in the Pentland Firth and the Sound of Islay, with the third off the North ...


    By ScottishPower

  • GL Garrad Hassan to validate Tidal Bladed with new data

    After a successful initial study to validate their tidal turbine design software Tidal Bladed, GL Garrad Hassan are preparing for the next phase of full scale validation, under the Reliable Data Acquisition Project for Tidal (ReDAPT) project. Tidal Bladed is a commercial software package which can be used to calculate the performance of, and loading on, tidal stream energy converters in the tidal ...


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