The turbine devices can be designed with low visual profiles and minimal environmental impact. They are also uniquely suited for micro-grid applications, supplying energy to remote communities and other "blue economy" and utility-scale applications. Hydrokinetic energy can also be used for climatological observation, aquaculture, desalination, ocean floor and seawater mining, disaster recovery, powering isolated communities and autonomous underwater vehicle support.
Currently, significant technical and environmental barriers make current hydrokinetic turbine systems prohibitively expensive. SHARKS will fund the development of solutions for hydrodynamics, mechanical structures, materials, hydro-structural interactions, electrical energy conversion systems, control systems, numerical simulations and experimental validations.
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For the new tidal funding, successful projects must: relate to the capital costs of developing a material/technical innovation aimed at reducing the cost of tidal energy; demonstrate the requirement for, and added value of, Scottish Government support; be deployed in Scottish waters no later than March 2020; and demonstrate a positive social and economic impact on Scotland. (Source: Gov. of Scotland, Dec., 2019) Contact: Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge, ; Wave Energy Scotland, www.waveenergyscotland.co.uk
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The first permit allows the company to test a 1-MW prototype that is not connected to the electricity grid. A second five-year permit for up to 2-MW is renewable if the company meets performance standards, environmental requirements and community engagement conditions. The Jupiter Hydro installation will be located near the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy in the Minas Passage and will use existing electricity grid connections.
The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia notes by 2040, the tidal energy industry could contribute up to $1.7 billion to Nova Scotia's gdp. Presently, more than half of the province's power is fossil fuel generated.
The company has developed a patented tidal and river technology it believes will prove to be the most cost effective marine energy conversion technology in the world, according to its website.
The company's helical turbines have demonstrated consistent performance characteristics at high rates of efficiency under controlled testing.
Development of the technology in tidal, river and other flows for commercial production are now an engineering and industrial design exercise, where the company is utilizing innovative combinations of traditional materials, commercial off the shelf components, the latest generation of lightweight highly efficient generators and new high-tech sustainable materials.
After tests prove the functionality of the EB2X10.5 300 kW turbine unit, the company plans to build and deploy the same unit scaled up to produce 1 MW -- increasing to 2 MW, 3 MW and even 4 MW in a modular fashion, according to the company's website. (Source: Jupiter Hydro, GlobalNews, Cdn Press, 12 July, 2019) Contact: Jupiter Hydro, Ross Sinclaire, Co-CEO, (403) 888-6543, email@example.com,
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Selections were made across three topic areas, outlined below. The first two aim to address fundamental scientific and engineering challenges of generating power from dynamic, low-velocity and high-density waves and currents. The third topic area is targeted to provide better information to reduce the costs and time to permit projects that include
Early Stage Device Design Research,
Controls and Power Take Off Design Integration and Testing, and
Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process.
(Source: US DOE, Water Power Technologies Office, Jan., 2019)
Contact: US DOE Water Power Technologies Office, ww.energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-technologies-office
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Orbital has also launched a £7 million crowdfunding effort.
(Source: Orbital Marine Power, insider.uk.co, 5 Dec., 2018) Contact: Orbital Marine Power, Andrew Scott, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44
0 1856 851641, +44
0 1856 851642, www.orbitalmarine.com; Morlais Tidal Energy Project, www.wavehub.co.uk
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SEV will provide the infrastructure for the grid-connected project, and purchase the output of the two subsea kite devices under long term PPA. Installation of both devices is to be completed in 2020.
The project will be funded through a mix of equity and resources from Minesto and SEV, plus public funding grants.
The Faroe Islands
are planning a transition to 100 pct renewable power by 2030. (Source: Minesto AB,PR, Renewables Now, 12 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Minesto AB, David Collier, CEO, +46 31 29 00 60, www.minesto.com
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The completed buoy will be towed to Hawaii and anchored in the U.S. Navy's wave energy test site off Oahu Island.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, "The theoretical annual energy potential of waves off the coasts of the United States is estimated to be as much as 2.64 trillion kilowatt hours, or the equivalent of about 66 pct of U.S. electricity generation in 2017."
In Oregon, the estimated potential value to the local economy is $2.4 billion per year with an associated 13,630 jobs," Vigor reported. (Source: Vigor, Don Brunell, Courier-Herald, 29 Oct., 2018) Contact: Vigor, (206)623-1635,
(206) 442-8505 - fax, email@example.com, www.vigor.net
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The research team previously demonstrated concentration of microwaves using a cylindrical device that comprised a set of thin metal sheets extended radially outward from the cylinder axis. The channels between the sheets perpendicular to the axis directed waves inward and boosted the central wave amplitude.
The researchers envision a similar submurged and anchored structure for water waves. The central open region of the structure is surrounded by vertical walls that are taller than the waves and extended radially outward, similar to the microwave device, to focus and amplify the wave energy. The research was published in Physical Review Letters on September 07, 2018. (Source: Xiamen University, Coherent Chronicle, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: Xiamen University, en.xmu.edu.cn
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Scotrenewables is preparing for a 2019 construct and installation of its SR2-2000 tidal power turbine.
(Source: Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd., Renewables, 26 Sept., 2018) Contact: Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01856 851641 www.scotrenewables.com
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According to the company, it will mow proceed with the commissioning programme to achieve flying full subsea trajectories and verify the power take-off system and electricity generation.
Minesto is a marine energy is a spin-off from Swedish aerospace manufacturer Saab.
The company has operations in Sweden, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: Minesto Website, 14 Aug.2018)
Contact: Minesto AB, David Collier, CEO, +46 31 29 00 60 https://minesto.com
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In a statement Emera said it "sees no further value in pursuing the particular tidal power project" but intends to intends to continue to participate in in-stream tidal energy projects.
The Cape Sharp Tidal project involved the installation of a 2-MW OpenHydro Open-Centre turbine at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) in Nova Scotia, Canada. The device was hooked to the grid in November 2016 and was recovered in June 2017 for certain modifications. It was re-deployed on July 22 and grid-connected on July 24, 2018.
(Source: Emera, Renewables Now, 14 Aug., 2018) Contact: OpenHydro, +353 (0) 1 717 0200, email@example.com, www.openhydro.com; Emera Inc., (902) 450-0507, www.emera.com
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The company's Kinetic Keel concept harnesses energy with a two-part system comprised of a land-based shed houses a drum and high modulus rope -- a material seven times stronger than steel -- attached to an underwater keel that ebbs and flows with the tidal current. The rope loosens and contracts during high and low tides, meaning the two-way energy production is constantly producing energy without impacting the ocean environment.
The company has a PPA in place with Nova Scotia Power, will foot the bill for the new three-phase system, meaning residents will see no change in their power costs.
(Source: Bib Moon Power, Kings County Register, 5 July, 2018) Contact: Big Moon Power LLC, Jamie MacLean, www.bigmoonpower.com
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Nova Scotian tests will include proving performance in Canada's harsher climate and environmental monitoring. SME is partnering with Halifax-headquartered Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP), which has applied to the Nova Scotia Department of Energy for permission to deploy the platform at Grand Passage for at least three months.
Nova Scotia's Feed-in-Tariff and the Bay of Fundy's tides -- the highest in the world -- could have influenced the company's choice of a Nova Scotian venue.
(Source: SME, Renewables 25 June, 2018) Contact: SME, Jason Hayden, Managing Dir., +44 131 285 4620, https://sustainablemarine.com; Black Rock Tidal Power Inc, www.blackrocktidalpower.com
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Qualifying research will address fundamental scientific and engineering challenges of generating power from dynamic, low-velocity and high-density waves and currents, while surviving in corrosive ocean environments that are intensified by high costs and lengthy permitting processes.
The funding opportunity includes three topic areas:
Early Stage Device Design Research; Controls and PTO Design Integration and Testing; and Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process. (Source: US DOE, 30 April, 2018) Contact: US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water Power Technology Office, www.energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-technologies-office
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Under its 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, France has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy consumption to 23 pct by 2020. Under the Energy Transition Law in 2015, France is committed to generating 40 pct of its energy from renewable sources and increasing the share of renewable energy consumption to 32 pct by 2030. However, as of 2016, France's percentage is holding at just 16 pct . The government has also earmarked €7 billion for the renewable energy sector from 2018 to 2022.
(Source: Various Media, southEU summit, Mar., 2018)
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The $180 million wave energy station near the capital city of Accra, will generate up to 150 MW and serve as many as 10,000 households. The project will be completed in stages over the course of three years, with an initial phase beginning at 10 MW.
Yam Pro's technology utilizes wave energy to turn hydraulic pressure into electricity. The energy is transferred onshore using biodegradable hydraulic fluid. (Source: YamPro Energy, PR, Isreal21c, Jan., 2018) Contact: YamPro Energy, Zeev Peretz, Laser Rothshtein, 972-73-791-3604, http://yamproenergy.com; Shapoorji Pallonji Group, www.shapoorjipallonji.com
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The project received £3 million in funding the from Scottish Government through the Highlands and Islands Enterprise program.
(Source: European Marine Energy Centre, Energy Voice, 13 Sept., 2017) Contact: EMEC, +44 1856 852060, www.emec.org.uk
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The Meygen project incorporates multiple machines and is the largest tidal stream energy project in the world. The project's 4, 1.5MW turbines generate sufficient power for about 2,000 homes.
(Source: Atlantis Resources, Renew Economy, Others, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: Atlantis Resources,
Tim Cornelius, CEO, +65 6248 4688, +44 131 659 9690, www.atlantisresourcesltd.com
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The Centre will investigate and develop the use of tidal power at ocean energy at sites in Strangford Lough and the North Antrim Coast in Western Scotland.
Matching funds for the project were provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation and the Department of Economy in Northern Ireland.
Scotland's University of Highlands and Islands, the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, and the Agricultural Food and Biosciences Institute are participating in the project. (Source: Queens University, Power Technology, Others, 25 July, 2017)
Contact: Queen's University, Belfast, www.qub.ac.uk
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Lockheed Martin is one of 21 companies selected to implement Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) designed to create federal infrastructure improvements and energy savings. The individual projects are part of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract shared across all contractors, and with a base period of five years with one 18-month extension option.
Under previously awarded contracts, Lockheed Martin Energy has implemented and is developing numerous innovative projects, including an energy retrofit of the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua that delivers savings of more than 50 percent in energy use and cost.
Lockheed Martin Energy is a line of business within Lockheed Martin that delivers comprehensive solutions across the energy industry to include demand response solutions, energy efficiency, energy storage, nuclear systems, tidal energy technologies and waste-to-energy generation.
(Source: Lockheed Martin, PR, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Lockheed Martin, said Bobbie Griffin, Federal Energy Solutions Programs Manager, www.lockheedmartin.com/energy
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