Tidal Energy News

Rapid Testing Facility for Tidal Turbine Blades Opened in Scotland

May 16, 2022

FastBlade, dubbed the world’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades, was officially opened in Fife, Scotland, on Friday as part of a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Babcock.The facility will stress test blades…

Renewable Energy: First Floating Tidal Power Delivered to Nova Scotia Grid

May 11, 2022

Sustainable Marine said it has successfully harnessed the tidal currents in Canada’s Bay of Fundy, delivering the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia’s grid.Nova Scotia has allocated circa 30MW of capacity via demonstration permits…

Proposed Tidal Energy Array Could Supply 40% of Faroe Islands' Electricity Consumption

Apr 15, 2022

Tidal energy technology developer Minesto this week launched a plan for large-scale build-out of tidal energy arrays in the Faroe Islands.The plan includes four new verified sites that would supply 40% of the nation’s growing electricity consumption…

Tidal Testing Tool Put Through Paces at Wales’ National Marine Test Site, META

Mar 10, 2022

Trials are underway at Wales’ National Testing site in the Milford Haven Waterway, Pembrokeshire, to help developers identify the best locations for tidal turbines as well as to test new technologies.During a month-long trial by Swansea University…

Nova Innovation to Develop 15MW Tidal Array at Yell Sound, Shetland

Feb 16, 2022

Tidal energy company Nova Innovation plans to develop its largest tidal energy array to date at Yell Sound in Shetland. The company has been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland to develop a 15MW tidal array at Yell Sound, between the islands of Yell and Bigga…

Tidal Energy Firms Nova Innovation, Sabella Secure 12MW Berth in Wales

Jan 27, 2022

Scottish tidal energy firm Nova Innovation in partnership with the French tidal energy company Sabella has have secured a 12MW berth at one of what has been described as one the world’s largest tidal energy sites off the coast of Holy Island…

Huge Potential for Tidal Energy, Bureau Veritas

Dec 23, 2021

Classification society and testing, inspection and certification services firm Bureau Veritas has welcomed the UK government’s recently announced plans to invest in the tidal energy industry, suggesting that tidal stream electricity has the…

Minesto Says Dragon Class Tidal Energy Kite Can Produce 3.5 GWh of Electricity Per Year

Dec 22, 2021

Tidal energy technology developer Minesto said Wednesday that, based on analyzed production data and verified simulations, its utility-scale Dragon Class tidal energy kites are each projected to produce 3.5 GWh of clean electricity per year at identified sites…

UK's ORE Catapult Appoints Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director

Dec 14, 2021

UK-based research and innovation center for offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, has promoted Andrew Macdonald into the role of Offshore Wind Development  & Operations Director, effective from February 1…

UK's ORE Catapult Names New Chair

Dec 07, 2021

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading research and innovation center for offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy, has appointed Ronnie Bonnar as its new Chair, taking over from Colin Hood with effect from December 8, 2021…

Nova Innovation Gets UK Gov't Support for Rapid Tidal Turbine Deployment Solution

Dec 07, 2021

Tidal energy firm Nova Innovation is set to receive an £800,000 investment from the UK Government, through the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, to develop a low-cost, rapid turbine deployment and recovery solution that could unlock 100GW of tidal energy resources worldwide…

Scottish Firm Nova Innovation Gets Funding for Indonesian Tidal Turbine Array Study

Nov 30, 2021

Tidal energy developer Nova Innovation has secured funding that the company says could deliver the first-ever tidal turbine array in Indonesia.Nova’s FLITE (Feasibility of Larantuka and Indonesian Tidal Energy) project that will deliver a feasibility study for a 7MW tidal array in Larantuka Strait…

UK Announces 'Biggest' Investment in Tidal Power

Nov 24, 2021

The UK Government on Wednesday announced its 'biggest investment in a generation' into Britain’s tidal power. The UK government will invest £20 million per year in Tidal Stream electricity as part of its renewable energy auction scheme.  'UK…

TechnipFMC to Become Shareholder in Tidal Power Firm Orbital

Nov 18, 2021

Scottish floating tidal turbine developer Orbital Marine Power has entered a strategic partnership with offshore energy services giant TechnipFMC ( to speed up the global commercialization of Orbital’s tidal energy technology. TechnipFMC will also become a shareholder in Orbital…

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