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Tidal Energy System Powers Up in Nova Scotia

Jun 13, 2022

A tidal energy system has officially powered up and is now delivering clean electricity to Nova Scotia’s power system, making it the first to deliver in-stream tidal power to the grid in Canada. “This marks an incredible milestone in our journey to help communities achieve energy independence and fight climate change by harvesting clean energy from the waters around them,” said Jason Hayman, CEO of Sustainable Marine…

Wales’ Marine Test Center Expands Its Capabilities

Nov 24, 2022

Wales’ national marine test center, META, said Thursday it has upgraded its Marine License, so it can now accommodate more tidal turbines and larger mooring spreads, after successfully upgrading its Marine License. As the project moves into a new tranche of funding from the Swansea Bay City Deal…

Sustainable Marine Sells Swift Anchors to Schottel

Oct 18, 2022

UK-based tidal energy solutions provider Sustainable Marine has sold its anchoring and mooring company Swift Anchors to its largest shareholder, Schottel. According to Sustainable Marine, which earlier this year brought online a tidal energy system in Canada…

ORE Catapult: Tidal Stream Energy Costs Could Plummet If Current Opportunity is Realized

Oct 17, 2022

Tidal stream energy could plummet below £80 per MWh by 2035 if current opportunity is realized, according to a recent report by the UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.The report ‘Cost Reduction Pathway of Tidal Stream Energy in the UK and France’ report…

Minesto's Second Sea Kite Online in Faroes

Sep 08, 2022

Tidal energy developer Minesto has this week launched its second Dragon Class tidal kite in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands, and has started producing electricity.The tidal energy power plant “Dragon 4” will benefit from previous configuration testing executed with the first unit…

US DoE Funds Marine Energy Projects

Jul 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $12 million for 12 hydropower and marine energy projects as part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.These small business-led projects…

Minesto Deploys Dragon Class Tidal Kite in Faroe Islands

May 26, 2022

Tidal energy developer Minesto has this week launched its first Dragon Class tidal kite in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands, and has started producing electricity.'[Minesto] has now successfully completed the first week of commissioning including satisfactory…

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…

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