Top news, January 4 – 10, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 4 – 10, 2016.

Atlantis AR1000 undergoing testing at ORE CatapultORE Catapult, Atlantis to test next-gen turbine for MeyGen

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Atlantis Resources have announced the testing of Atlantis’ AR1500 1.5 MW tidal turbine at National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, UK. The turbine will undergo a six week testing programme aimed at de-risking the AR1500’s deployment by proving the reliability and validating the performance of its power train system.

NEMOS 1:5 scaled device (Photo: NEMOS)

NEMOS starts components testing for full-scale device

NEMOS, a German wave energy developer, has begun with the components testing for the full scale prototype device expected to be deployed in summer this year. The testing of belts and gear shafts as well as ropes are being performed under full operating loads.

Super Wave Watt Catcher Barge Team preparing their WEC for testing (Photo: Wave Energy Prize)

Wave Energy Prize: Teams to finish scaled testing end of January

Semi-finalist teams running for the Wave Energy Prize, set up by the US Department of Energy, are scheduled to complete the small-scale testing of their wave energy devices by the end of January, 2016. The teams will submit the model design and construction plans for their 1:20 scale models by January 29, 2016. The winner(s) of Wave Energy Prize challenge are expected to be announced in November.

Essequibo River, Bartica, Guyana (Photo: flickr/Dan Sloan)

Guyana seeks tidal energy proposals

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure of Guyana is calling for proposals from power producers to develop an electricity generation system from renewable sources which would power a town called Bartica, including: tidal, solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, and waste-to-energy. The ministry added the facility should produce minimum of 2,140 MW/h of energy annually, and be up to 1.5 MW in capacity.

 

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