Wave and tidal energy News for October 2011

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

REpower's CEO becomes head of Pelamis Wave Power

Pelamis Wave Power has appointed REpower's former CEO, Per Hornung Pedersen, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

EMEC showcases Scotland’s renewable energy potential

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) welcomed the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) to its base at Stromness and testing sites around the Islands for wave and tidal power, last week.

ETI models the UK’s tidal energy resources

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) will model the UK's tidal energy resources to improve understanding of the possible interactions between tidal energy extraction systems as they are deployed between now and 2050.

Micronesia sees installation of 1.5 MW wave energy project

Ocean Energy Industries and Kosrae Utilities have launched a 1.5 MW wave energy project in the State of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia.

Langlee receives funding for New Zealand wave power project Langlee receives funding for New Zealand wave power project

Langlee Wave Power has secured NZ$312,000 in funding for a wave power project on Stewart Island, New Zealand.

MCT and RWE npower secures tidal site lease

Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and RWE npower renewables have secured an agreement for lease for the 10 MW Skerries Tidal Stream off the cost of Anglesey, north Wales, from the UK Crown Estate.

Making tidal power a commercial reality

The tidal power industry is invited to join an initiative to help enable tidal energy to become a commercial reality at a ‘How to Build a Tidal Array in a Day’ seminar on 25 October during the RenewableUK 2011 conference and exhibition in Manchester, UK.

Barclays lends £3.4m to finalise wave power array

Barclays Corporate has agreed a £3.4 million loan to wave energy company Aquamarine Power to finalise its wave power array in Orkney, marking a first in bank debt financing for a UK marine energy project.