Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 2 – 8, 2015.
Wave Energy Scotland has allocated £2.25 million to 8 technology developers and consortia as part of its second competitive call for novel wave energy converters. The projects will receive £300,000 each to take their technologies through WES’ stage one technology development process over the period of 12 months. The projects which have been successful in this call have a realistic prospect of delivering a commercially viable device.
CorPower Ocean has completed €6.5 million funding round for the development of its wave energy technology whose design was inspired by the pumping principles of human heart. The investment will allow a third round of testing of its CorPower wave energy converter, which will be conducted by a consortia made up of CorPower Ocean, Iberdrola, The University of Edinburgh, EMEC, and WaveEC.
Québec-based hydrokinetic technology developer Idénergie has signed a contract with Parks Canada for the installation of 10 in-river turbines in Canadian provinces of Alberta, and British Columbia. According to Écotech Québec, Idénergie is expected to install 10 in-river turbines in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks located between Alberta and British Columbia starting in spring 2016.
Tidal Sails has received all the necessary permits to develop a 4 MW tidal energy power plant in Kvalsund Strait, near Hammerfest, Northern Norway. The project proposal is up for European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme to secure the funding necessary for the construction of Tidal Sails’ third generation tidal energy technology.
DNV GL has issued new service specification certification of tidal turbines and arrays, along with a new technical standard for tidal turbines. It provides a clear scope for type certification which is key to opening up commercial opportunities for volume production for tidal turbine developers, and is of specific interest to tidal turbine and tidal array developers, and other stakeholders.
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