The wave energy developer Aquamarine Power has secured over £3 million in funding from the Scottish government to support the development of its next-generation Oyster wave energy device.
The company received the grant from the Wave and Tidal Energy: Research, Development and Demonstration Support (WATERS) fund, run and administered by Scottish Enterprise on behalf of a collaborative venture involving Scottish Enterprise, Scottish government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
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Wave Power is coming to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Independent Natural Resources, has received a permit to contstruct an offshore platform that will use wave power to desalinate water, off Freeport, Texas. The company says it's the first to receive a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to operate a wave generator in the U.S.
The facility is expected to be operation later this year.
A picture of the planned offshore platform which would have underwater 18 pumps moving Read more [...]
A new exciting technology to harness the power of waves and turn it into green energy was announced this week.
A giant machine called' Oyster' is being installed on the seabed of the Atlantic Ocan off Scotland’s Orkney Islands.
This autumn Oyster it will undergo demonstration trials to prove whether its innovative technology could lead to a commercial source of renewable energy for use in seashores around the world.
In contrast to many other wave power devices, Oyster uses hydraulic Read more [...]
Marine turbines are a great hope for renewable green power.
One of the most promising marine energy technologies is the tidal turbine, which was advocated in Manchester by Peter Fraenkel of Marine Current Turbines (MCT). These devices act like underwater windmills, with blades that rotate as the tide flows through them. Tidal turbines create large amounts of power in those countries with very fast-flowing tidal streams – such as the UK and Canada – and in the future similar devices could be Read more [...]
An extra £8m is to be invested developing wave power at Orkney’s marine energy centre. It is part of the UK government’s plan to cut carbon emissions and generate more renewable energy over the next ten years. The announcement was made at Edinburgh based Pelamis wave power by Jim Murphy, the secretary of state for Scotland.