Plans for Wales’ first tidal energy farm falling into place

Wales could be in line to get its first tidal energy farm after the Crown Estate granted a lease agreement to the Skerries Tidal Stream Array. Run by Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables, the array is planned to be built off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales. MCT says it […]

Target date set for £35m tidal energy farm

UK tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines has today set a target of 2013 to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm. The company, which designed and deployed the world’s first commercial scale offshore tidal stream energy system in Northern Ireland, is investigating the feasibility of a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, a strait of water […]

Offshore wind is ‘poster child’ for UK renewables

The boss of Scottish and Southern Energy has said that Scotland is “rubbing its hands” as the country outpaces England and Wales in the renewable energy stakes. Mr Marchant said the demise of England’s regional development agencies proved to be a game-changer for Scotland, because of the opportunity it presents to gain a competitive advantage […]

Wave and tidal firms win £7m funding

Nine wave and tidal research and development projects have won funding worth $£7m. Some £6.6m of the money is coming from the Technology Strategy Board, a government-backed funding programme, while £400,000 is being out up by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The nine projects are run by Aquamarine Power, Aviation Enterprises, AWS Ocean […]