Wave and tidal energy Features for May 2011
Despite the detractors, the enthusiasm for wave and tidal power development continues unabated. Watts 2010 (Wind and Tidal Technology Symposium) took place in 2010 and showed that a number of wave and tidal turbine developers are moving further from the conceptual to the demonstration scale. However, speakers were clear that significant marine resources – from specialist installation vessels to fast crew boats – are needed if this renewable sector is to have any hope of taking off in the way offshore wind is now doing.
09 May, 2011