Top news, September 11 – 17, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 11 – 17, 2017.

Orkney Isles light up with Scotrenewables tidal power

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 has produced 116MWh in less than a week of continuous generation, providing nearly 7% of Orkney’s electricity demand. The power was produced from the 2MW floating tidal generator during ongoing trials at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Cardiff tidal lagoon secures grid connection

Tidal Lagoon Power has agreed the grid connection deal with National Grid for the proposed 3.2GW Cardiff tidal lagoon project in the Severn Estuary. The project, located between Cardiff and Newport, has the potential annual output of around 5.5TWh and will be capable of powering every home in Wales, according Tidal Lagoon Power. If built, the Cardiff tidal lagoon would be the first of its kind constructed at full-scale.

EMEC boasts first tidal-powered hydrogen generation

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy, demonstrating the sector’s potential to contribute to clean replacement for polluting fuels. The hydrogen was produced as prototype tidal energy converters – Scotrenewables’ SR2000 and Tocardo’s TFS and T2 turbine – fed power into an electrolyser situated next to EMEC’s onshore substation.

Wärtsilä and AW-Energy join forces for WaveRoller sales

The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish-based wave energy developer AW-Energy have signed a global cooperation agreement to sell and deliver WaveRoller wave energy device. The dal covers supplying the WaveRoller on a turn-key basis across the life-cycle, with a primary focus on project delivery.

WES grants £660K to keep waves in control

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded over £660,000 of funding to 13 new projects aiming to develop innovative control systems for wave energy converters. Some of the wave energy companies participating in the winning projects are Mocean Energy, CorPower Ocean, Oceantec Energias Marinas, and Marine Power Systems. WES said control systems can enhance energy yield, reduce operating costs and increase survivability of wave energy devices.


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