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WindEurope advocates European offshore wind developments at Marine Energy Conference in Le Havre

In the run up to the presidential elections, the marine energy industry gathered in Le Havre for the Seanergy trade fare and a policy conference on 22 March. The gathering, which featured senior industry representatives, the President of the Normandy region and the French Director General for Energy and Climate, was hosted by WindEurope member … Continue reading WindEurope advocates European offshore wind developments at Marine Energy Conference in Le Havre

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New European programme to fund open sea testing for ocean energy

The €11m FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstration of tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions. The project is funded by the Interreg NWE (North-West Europe) programme, part of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund). Led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the FORESEA … Continue reading New European programme to fund open sea testing for ocean energy

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Northwest Energy Innovations launches wave energy device in Hawai’i

After a several months of preparation, Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI) has successfully deployed its Azura™ wave energy device at the United States Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawai’i.  The device will be deployed for 12 months of grid-connected testing as part of a rigorous program to commercialize the Azura technology. … Continue reading Northwest Energy Innovations launches wave energy device in Hawai’i

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Alstom shows off its marine energies in Nantes

Ocean energy is a major growth area in renewable power, and we’re committed to developing it to the fullest. Alstom is the only company that offers proven products for both the tidal and offshore wind markets.   Alstom once again took part in the Thetis exhibition, the young but growing exhibition showcasing marine energies, which … Continue reading Alstom shows off its marine energies in Nantes

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Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

EMEC has procured an electrolyser to convert power generated at its tidal test site in Orkney to hydrogen fuel.  The ground-breaking new project will pilot the storage of electricity from different forms of renewables, overcoming island grid constraints.   ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, has won a competitive tender to supply … Continue reading Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

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£7 million allocated to develop wave energy technologies

TBAT Innovation, one of the UK’s leading business consultancies is encouraging innovative energy companies to enter a funding competition launched this week, to help capture and develop tidal energy into a commercially viable energy source. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) funded by the Scottish Government and set up as part of Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), … Continue reading £7 million allocated to develop wave energy technologies

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IHI and Toshiba to Launch Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy

IHI and Toshiba have been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”) as co-researchers in the “Research and Development (“R&D”) of Ocean Energy Technology – Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy Power Generation”. After concluding the formal contract with NEDO, we will conduct demonstration research of a turbine system driven by the … Continue reading IHI and Toshiba to Launch Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy

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Atlantis Awarded Feed-in Tariff for 4.5MW of Tidal Energy in Canada

tlantis Resources Limited’s Canadian subsidiary has been awarded a Feed-in Tariff for up to 4.5 megawatts of tidal generation to be deployed at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Developmental Feed-In-Tariff award of C$530 (£292) per megawatt hour (MWh) provides revenue support for Atlantis to deploy and operate … Continue reading Atlantis Awarded Feed-in Tariff for 4.5MW of Tidal Energy in Canada

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Marine energy: Alstom chosen to equip pilot tidal energy farm at raz Blanchard in France

Together with GDF SUEZ, Alstom has been chosen by the ADEME to equip a tidal pilot  farm at the raz Blanchard, on the western part of the Cotentin peninsula (Manche department, France), as part of a Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) issued by the French Government in September 2013. Four Oceade™18 – 1.4MW tidal … Continue reading Marine energy: Alstom chosen to equip pilot tidal energy farm at raz Blanchard in France

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Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

As part of their testing programmes at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, Alstom’s tidal devices have now generated over 1GWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions, to the Scottish grid.   Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine, deployed in 2013 as part of the ReDAPT  project, at EMEC’s tidal test site, has demonstrated … Continue reading Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

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Marine energy: WavePOD prototype produces wave energy

The vision of a standardised offshore electricity generator for the wave industry reached a significant milestone this week when the WavePOD prototype produced its first power in laboratory tests. The tenth-scale WavePOD was officially switched on by David Waldron, Bosch Rexroth’s UK Business Manager for Machinery Applications and Renewables, to mark the start of the … Continue reading Marine energy: WavePOD prototype produces wave energy

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Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

As part of their testing programmes at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, Alstom’s tidal devices have now generated over 1GWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions, to the Scottish grid.   Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine, deployed in 2013 as part of the ReDAPT[1]  project, at EMEC’s tidal test site, has demonstrated … Continue reading Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

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Centre of Excellence (ICE) on Marine Energy in Chile

The two Groups were selected by Chilean development organization CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción) to set up an International Centre of Excellence (ICE) on Marine Energy in the country. The 8-year project, supported by an approximate 20 million US dollars in cash and in-kind funding, 65% of which coming from CORFO, is aimed … Continue reading Centre of Excellence (ICE) on Marine Energy in Chile

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Alstom improves the performance of its tidal energy solutions

Alstom has taken advantage of its experience with the 1 MW turbine to improve the design of its tidal stream turbine. We are now offering the Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW, making the turbine even more efficient, cost-effective and easy to maintain.   With a rotor diameter of 18 metres, the Oceade tidal stream turbine … Continue reading Alstom improves the performance of its tidal energy solutions

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Marine energy: Tidal stream and wave power – a lot still to prove

Global installations of tidal stream and wave power are set to grow to 148MW and 21MW respectively by the end of this decade, from almost nothing today, according to new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, but these are still trifling amounts in the context of the world’s power system. The emergence of marine renewable … Continue reading Marine energy: Tidal stream and wave power – a lot still to prove

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Nautricity given consent for Mull of Kintyre tidal power scheme

Nautricity, the renewable energy company, has been given the go-ahead to develop one of the UK’s first ‘next generation’ tidal energy schemes in waters off the Mull of Kintyre. Marine Scotland has given consent for the deployment of the first Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) device, capable of generating enough electricity to supply 400 homes, … Continue reading Nautricity given consent for Mull of Kintyre tidal power scheme

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Japan looks to the wind power and the sea for safe energy sources

Japan has a long history of efficiency in its energy policies, dating back to 1947, when their current electric power laws were enacted. They are now using their technological know-how to discover ways to harness the energy of the wind and the sea. Japan is a small country with a lack of natural energy resources, … Continue reading Japan looks to the wind power and the sea for safe energy sources

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EMEC awarded MRCF funding to develop unique tidal energy monit

The Scottish Government has awarded a share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to support the further development of an integrated site characterisation and measurement platform for high energy marine environments. The support of the MRCF Array Technology Innovation Programme (ATIP) will enable EMEC to further develop, … Continue reading EMEC awarded MRCF funding to develop unique tidal energy monit

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Lockheed Martin and Victorian Wave Partners sign contract to start development of world’s largest wave energy project

To advance the availability of alternative energy solutions, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has signed a contract with Victorian Wave Partners Ltd. to begin developing the world’s largest wave energy project announced to date. This is a significant step toward making ocean energy commercially available. The 62.5-megawatt peak power wave energy generation … Continue reading Lockheed Martin and Victorian Wave Partners sign contract to start development of world’s largest wave energy project

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EC Starts Group to Spur Marine Energy Industry

The European Commission plans to start an Ocean Energy Forum to support the commercialization of wave and tidal technologies, which may be worth as much as 535 billion euros ($725 billion) globally by 2050. The forum will boost cooperation between stakeholders in the industry to help accelerate the development of wave and tidal devices, the … Continue reading EC Starts Group to Spur Marine Energy Industry

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