Wave and tidal energy News for November 2009

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

REF Webinar: "Renewable energy in the Middle East" - speakers confirmed

Helene Pelosse, interim Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is confirmed as one of the guest speakers for Renewable Energy Focus’ next interactive webinar taking place on Wednesday 9 December (10.00 EST/15.00 GMT/19.00 UAE), in association with the World Future Energy Summit.

Wave energy device Oyster launched Wave energy device Oyster launched

The wave energy device Oyster from Aquamarine Power was officially launched on 20 November at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

Six renewable energy sources judged to be best prospect for future, says report

The best prospects for large-scale renewable energy production and net-energy performance remain wind and certain forms of solar, according to a study released by two California-based think tanks.

Tidal power turbine deployed on Canada’s east coast

The provincial power utility in Nova Scotia, Canada, and its Irish partner OpenHydro report a successful deployment of the first commercial scale in-stream tidal power turbine in the Bay of Fundy.

Women and older people are less likely to support renewable energy in UK

Men are more likely to say they support the use of renewable energy than women, according to an opinion survey conducted by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Wave Hub starts construction in UK Wave Hub starts construction in UK

Construction starts this month on the Wave Hub project wave energy project in South West England.

Wave and tidal companies’ views on European Marine Energy Centre sought

Wave and tidal energy companies are to be asked for their views on the future development of the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Australia funds utility-scale wave power station

Four renewable energy projects will receive AU$235 million from the federal government in Australia, including a 19 MW wave farm off the coast of Victoria.

£1.2m invested in wave energy tank testing facility in South West England

The wave energy tanks are being funded by the South West RDA (Regional Development Agency) as part of the Agency’s three-year £7.3 million investment in the Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), and will be located at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Ocean Power Technologies completes trials of offshore underwater substation pod

Ocean Power Technologies has completed trials of its Underwater Substation Pod (USP) product in Spain, which is designed to facilitate the collection, networking and transforming of offshore power and data generated by up to 10 of its wave power device, PowerBuoy, for transmission to a shore-based electricity grid by one subsea power cable.

Marine Current Turbines' 'SeaGen' delivers 350MWh to Northern Irish grid Marine Current Turbines' 'SeaGen' delivers 350MWh to Northern Irish grid

At the Lisbon Ocean Power Conference, Peter Fraenkel of Marine Current Turbines has revealed details of the company's SeaGen tidal turbine operating performance.

Tidal power from slow currents with kite usage Tidal power from slow currents with kite usage

Minesto, a Swedish and UK based company, is developing a new technology for electricity generation from slow water currents that could raise the tidal power potential in the UK from 22 TWh to 40 TWh.