Wave and tidal energy News for May 2009

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

Orecon and Eneólica sign 4.5 MW Portuguese wave farm deal

The wave energy device developer Orecon and Portuguese developer Eneólica are establishing a joint ventures (JV) company to build and deploy Orecon’s first full scale 1.5 MW MRC wave energy buoy.

Disagreement over Severn Estuary tidal projects

Environmental organisations say the shortlist of five potential tidal power schemes for the Severn Estuary announced earlier this year, is “seriously flawed” at the same time as the journal ICE Maritime Engineering say a Severn barrage would increase biodiversity and improve water quality.

Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act introduced in US Congress

The Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2009 looking at the development of marine and hydrokinetic energy resources has been introduced in the US House of Representatives and the companion legislation has been introduced in the US Senate.

Anaconda rubber tube produces wave energy

A snake-like 200 m rubber tube with a hydraulic turbine driving an electric generator could produce 1 MW of wave energy, according to British Checkmate Seaenergy.

Potential for wave and tidal power in England and Wales

A study will look into the potential for wave, tidal stream and tidal range technologies around the English and Welsh coastlines, according to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).