Top news, September 19 – 25, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 19 – 25, 2016.

Tidetec prototype installation (Photo: Tidetec)

Tidetec installs tidal prototype

Tidetec, has installed its prototype tidal device off Svelvik, Norway. Tidetec plans to tune the sensors and equipment, after which an infoscreen will be fitted next to the prototype, to provide the public with an opportunity to see the device in operation. The ongoing trials of Tidetec’s technology will be focused on the testing of turning application, and the method of turning the device, not the turbine itself.

Carwyn Jones (Photo: Welsh Government)

Wales puts tidal lagoons among economic priorities

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has set out his government’s five-year plan to improve the Welsh economy, identifying the delivery of more renewable energy projects such as tidal lagoons as one of top priorities. The government has also committed to invest in the skills required for the green economy, and promote green growth and innovation.

Bourne tidal site to feed data to NERACOOStn-bourne-tidal-site-to-feed-data-to-neracoos-1024x768

The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observation Systems (NERACOOS) will host and post the data that will be generated from the Bourne Tidal Test Site in Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts. The data will be available to professionals, students, and the public on the NERACOOS web site that already hosts data coming from many sources in New England waters.

Illustration (Photo: EMEC)

WES bolsters wave energy projects with £2 million

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded £2 million to four wave energy developers who will progress to stage two of its technology development programme. The funding will support further design, modelling and testing of technologies being developed to help commercialise the wave energy sector in Scotland. The projects will now progress to stage two of the programme, expected to be completed in the next year.

Testing of different coating techniques (Photo: Oceanic project)

OCEANIC project tests coatings at WaveRoller site

Under the scope of the OCEANIC project, the marine environment team has deployed an experimental structure to test different coatings techniques to be used for marine renewable energy technologies. The structure was designed and assembled in WavEC premises, followed by the installation at the WaveRoller test site location off Portugal. Results will be used to provide informed advice on anti-fouling and anti-corrosion coatings for WaveRoller WEC.

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