Wave and tidal energy News for June 2011

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

UK wave and tidal funding – “a drop in the ocean”

RenewableUK welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of £20 million funding from the Low Carbon Innovation Fund to develop the wave and tidal energy industry, but warns it could be but a drop in the ocean.

OPT’s wave device outperforms in tests

Ocean Power Technologies Inc (OPT) says the first of its utility-scale PB150 PowerBuoy wave power device has performed better-than-expected in initial results from tests off the coast of Scotland.

Renewable energy link from Orkney to Scotland – under £1 per customer

To install cabling to enable the transmission of renewable energy from Orkney to the Scottish mainland could come in at an average annual cost of £0.92 per customer.

Alstom invests in Scottish wave power

Alstom has acquired a 40% equity stake in Scottish wave power company AWS Ocean Energy Ltd.

Aquamarine Power prepares second Oyster wave power installation Aquamarine Power prepares second Oyster wave power installation

Aquamarine Power is close to installing its second full-scale Oyster wave energy converter in Orkney, UK.

Penguin (wave power device) swimming to Orkney Penguin (wave power device) swimming to Orkney

Wello Oy’s wave power device, the Penguin, is on its way to Orkney to be tested at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Base built for Narec marine energy test facility

A dry dock is being constructed in the North of England as part of a new marine energy test facility

OpenHydro opens for 20 tidal power jobs in Ireland

Tidal turbine developer OpenHydro is scaling up its production in Greenore, County Louth, Ireland.

Scottish tidal resource maps

Natural Power has developed high resolution hydrodynamic tidal energy resource models for the west coast of Scotland.