UK tidal power firm unveils ‘world’s largest’ turbine

It is expected to be deployed on future phases of the MeyGen tidal project

Orkney tidal turbine prototype showcases ‘phenomenal performance’

The 2MW floating tidal turbine has clocked a record level of electricity generation

New online wave and tidal Matchmaker hub plays cupid

A new online hub to help subsea companies bid for wave and tidal energy contracts has been developed. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and National Subsea Research Initiative’s (NSRI) online ‘Matchmaker’ database has specifically been designed to help companies find other organisations with the expertise they’re looking for and highlight their own credentials. The service is […]

Tidal lagoon supporters go to Downing Street

A letter urging the Prime Minister to approve the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has been handed in to Downing Street. Organised by local group Love the Lagoon, more than 100 businesses signed the letter backing the £1.3 billion project, which Charles Hendry suggested would offer a “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. The project’s […]

Welsh tidal sector gets £4.5m boost

The tidal power sector in Wales is receiving a £4.5 million boost. The funding – £4.2 million from the EU and £300,000 from the Welsh Government – will support Mentor Môn’s Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone off the coast of Anglesey. The demonstration zones are expected to help industry develop and test new and innovative […]

Hydrogen generated from tidal energy in ‘world first’

  A research and demonstration centre in Scotland says it has produced hydrogen gas from tidal energy for the first time. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) yesterday announced it generated the “tidal hydrogen” on 25th August this year. It also demonstrated the potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels. Prototype tidal energy converters […]

Scottish floating tidal generator powers Orkney

A 2MW floating tidal generator has produced more than 116MWh in under a week of continuous generation. The turbine met the power demand of nearly 7% of the Orkney Islands, with shorter periods where it exceeded 25%, according to Scotrenewables Tidal Power. The SR2000 tidal project is being tested at the European Marine Energy Centre. […]

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 […]

Queen’s Uni receives €9.3m for new wave of research

Queen’s University in Belfast has been granted more than €9.3 million (£8.3m) in funding for research into marine-based renewable energy sources. The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research will use the money for green projects, with a particular focus on wave and tidal power generation. It includes the use of tidal power at […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon branded ‘hideously expensive’

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is “hideously expensive” and offshore versions of the technology could provide power at a quarter of the price. That’s according to Dale Vince, the founder and CEO of UK renewable energy firm Ecotricity, who has called on the government to resist pressure to back the £1.3 billion facility. Mr Vince claims Tidal Lagoon […]