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 PB3 unit will serve as an autonomous intelligent platform to provide communications and remote monitoring services.
(Source: Ocean Power Technologies, Renewables, 26 Aug., 2019)
Contact: Ocean Power Technologies, (609) 730- 0400, www.oceanpowertechnologies.com
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In early early testing, the team is driving a test boat with a pilot model cross-flow turbine at variable speeds and monitoring the turbine's energy output.
The cross-flow turbine blades are a simpler shape than those used for axial turbines, which generate energy from the drag that wind or water flow puts on their blades. Cross-flow turbines generate energy from a "lift" effect similar to airplane wings.
And, unlike axial turbines, cross-flow turbines do not need to adjust the position of the blades or the direction the turbine faces, but they do need to regulate the speed to get the maximum energy output. (Source: University of Washington, K5 News, 17 Aug., 2019)Contact: University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, 206-543-1300, www.washington.edu
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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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The MeyGen project is the only commercial multi-turbine array to have commenced construction and has been generating power for the UK grid for more than a year, after Atlantis completed installation of four generating units at the site in 2017, according to a GE release.
(Source: GE, SIMEC Atlantis Energy, Hydro Review, 21 June, 2019) Contact: SIMEC Atlantis Energy, Drew Blaxland, +44 131 659 9690, www.atlantisbahamas.com; GE Power Conversion, www.gepowerconversion.com
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The Act, which includes national marine renewable energy research, development and demonstration centers nationwide,directs DOE to investigate ways to build a stable marine energy supply chain in the U.S. and ways to harmonize marine energy development with ocean navigation, fisheries and critical infrastructure such as undersea cables.(Source: Various Media, Hydro Review, 24 June, 2019)
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The project, which will be the first large-scale solar power plant in the country, is part of a much larger project -- the construction of a 300 MW solar complex.
Phase one of the project was initially awarded to Green Enesys, a Swiss company. The overall investment is expected to amount to US $406 million. The country aims to have 100 pct renewable and local energy by 2020.
Also in Djibouti, French firm Blue Shark Power is developing a 120-MW tidal power project. (Source: Construction Review. 13 June, 2019)
Contact: EDD, www.edd.dj; Engie, www.engie.com/en; Greene Ensys, www.greenenesys.com; Blue Shark Power, www.bluesharkpower.eu
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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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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., email@example.com
Telephone: 01856 851641 www.scotrenewables.com
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The company is seeking $12 million in private investment in addition to a recent $6 million infusion. An initial funding round will be followed by a push for another $18 million earmarked for production startup, commercialization and marketing.
In 2017, marine energy reportedly attracted only $200 million in investments worldwide; solar energy drew $161 billion and wind attracted $107 billion, according to
Bloomberg's 2018 New Energy Finance investment report.
(Source: Ocean Renewable Power, Portland Press Herald, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ocean Renewable Power, Chris Sauer, CEO, 207.772.7707, www.orpc.co
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The company is currently converting the ageing Uskmouth coal power plant in South Wales to run on the Subcoal pellets, which are made from waste materials including waste plastic.
The company is also in discussions with plant owners and operators in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the US to convert coal-fired power stations to run on the pellets.
(Source: SIMEC Atlantis Energy, Business Green, 13 Aug., 2018)
Contact: SIMEC Atlantis Energy, www.simecatlantis.com; Uskmouth Power Station, +44 1633 292700,
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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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 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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