Crown Estate looks to make waves with tidal lease

Nova Innovation’s Shetland Tidal Array started delivering electricity to the local grid in 2016 and now has a lease to 2041

Funding boost for tidal energy in North Wales

Tidal energy developer Nova Innovation has been granted £265,000 to help establish its operations in Wales. Marine Energy Wales said the government-backed Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) will provide the funding over a three-year period, which will support the establishment of a turbine assembly facility and four full time posts in North Wales. Nova is currently […]

First power exported from Shetland Tidal Array

The Shetland Tidal Array in Scotland has produced its first power. The first of the three 100KW turbines under phase one of the project has exported power to the Shetland grid, according to developers Nova Innovation and ELSA. Nova expects to deploy the fourth and fifth units of the £3.75 million project, which has been […]

Scottish tidal energy project secures £1.85m

An energy company has been awarded funding worth £1.85 million by the Scottish Government to create a bank of tidal turbines off the Shetland coast. Nova Innovation is set to build the Shetland Tidal Array, which includes five 100KW tidal turbines in the Bluemull Sound site that will power the equivalent of 300 homes. It […]

Shetland people’s tidal turbine starts turning in ‘world first’

A tidal power turbine, which is claimed to be the world’s first community-owned technology of its kind, has started generating electricity. Located in Scotland, the Nova-30 turbine will power up to 30 homes, an industrial estate and a locally-owned ice plant in Shetland. The turbine sits on the seabed at a depth of more than […]

Shetlands get world’s first community-owned tidal turbine

The world’s first community-owned tidal turbine will be made and deployed in Scotland, the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced this morning. Owned by the community of North Yell, which received a grant of £150,000 from the Scottish Government to help its development, the turbine will sit in the water between the Shetland islands of […]