Wave and tidal firms team up in €2.3m project to cut costs

They are developing an innovative anchor and mooring system for marine energy turbines

Two-thirds of Scots in rural areas back onshore wind

Both solar power as well as wave and tidal also received backing from 83% of people

CorPower’s marine tech successfully tested in real sea conditions

This makes it the first device supported by Wave Energy Scotland to do so

EU provides Minesto with €50k wave of funding

The money will be spent on feasibility testing for the firm’s tidal energy technology

UK exported wind and marine energy products to 44 countries last year

The 434 contracts signed were worth up to £7.5m each

Scotland’s wave energy body joins €8m tidal testing project

DTOcean+ is an initiative to develop software to help technology companies trial wave and tidal energy concepts

Marine Hub Cornwall-Marine Energy Wales ink new deal

They will collaborate on areas of common interest and share knowledge and expertise

New rope and cable tech makes waves

A lightweight and long-lasting fibre to connect wave energy devices in the sea has been created. London’s Brunel University invented the connector from Basaltium, which is made of recycled aluminium strengthened by tiny basalt fibres. It was developed by the Experimental Techniques Centre and the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification technology. The material is then […]

The clock’s ticking on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

A giant clock in Swansea city centre has begun counting down the days until the one-year anniversary of the Hendry Review, which voiced support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The move by Swansea Council aims to highlight the government’s slow pace in responding to the report, which was published on the 12th of […]

Finnish firms make waves with new ocean tech

A Finnish marine technology firm is lending its expertise to a new wave energy project. Wärtsilä is supporting the development of AW-Energy’s WaveRoller, a marine energy converter that harnesses the energy of ocean waves and turns it into electricity. The device is a submerged steel panel located near the shore that is moved move back and […]