Wave and tidal energy News for February 2012

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

UK wave and tidal has huge potential – needs government backing

The UK could become a leading exporter of wave and tidal power equipment and expertise if the Government adopts a more visionary approach to developing marine renewables, according to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.

Siemens buys tidal company Marine Current Turbines

Siemens has acquired a majority stake in the UK tidal power company Marine Current Turbines Ltd.

Scottish consent for first Oyster wave power array Scottish consent for first Oyster wave power array

Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has given consent to Aquamarine Power's plans for a 2.4 MW array of Oyster wave power devices at a demonstration project in Orkney.

Scotland welcomes offshore wind, wave and tidal blueprint

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond has welcomed a blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore wind, wave and tidal developments.

MaRINET offers funding for wave and tidal testing at EMEC

The marine research organisation MaRINET offers to fund access for non UK-based wave and tidal energy power companies, SMEs and research groups to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, UK.

Ocean Energy installs wave power device at Wave Hub

Ocean Energy Ltd will install its 1.5 MW, €9 million wave power device at the grid connected test site for wave energy, Wave Hub, in Cornwall, UK.

Wave and tidal in Scotland gets £6m boost

The wave and tidal power industry could benefit from £6 million in funding through Scottish Enterprise's WATERS fund to develop testing of prototypes in Scotland.

UK announces £50m Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

The Carbon Trust, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) and Ocean Energy Innovation has been selected by the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to set up the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Atlantis moves tidal testing to Narec, UK

Atlantis Resources Corporation is moving its AR1000 tidal turbine to continue its testing programme at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth, UK.