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  • The ocean remains a largely untapped renewable energy resource. While a number of tidal and wave projects have been commissioned, a commercial scale project remains to be successfully deployed. Alongside these technologies, tidal lagoon projects are emerging as a contender, with huge potential acros...

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  • A new Crown Estate report estimates that there is the potential to harness up to 153GW of tidal power capacity in the UK, using three types of technology - tidal stream, tidal range barrage and tidal range lagoon schemes. The Crown Estate has stressed that the report's conclusions are theoretical an...

  • Orkney based Scotrenewables Tidal Power has launched what is claimed to be the world’s largest energy generating tidal turbine, the 2 MW SR2000. The company launched the 550 tonne machine at Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries in Belfast in May.The turbine will undergo preliminary trials in Belfast...

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  • Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator was unveiled at Pembroke Port in August. The DeltaStream device, developed by tidal stream technology company Tidal Energy Ltd, will be installed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire. It will be amongst the world’s first grid-connected demonstration devices t...

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  • Although planning permission was granted to the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project in June 2015 and, at the time, set in motion what could have been the world’s first tidal lagoon power generation scheme, recent government research has concluded that the scheme would prove to be far more expensive th...

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  • A summary is presented of the findings of a major study into the feasibility of using rapid tidal currents to generate electricity in Orkney and Shetland. Tidal generation theory is summarized briefly together with an outline of economic, social and environmental factors.

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  • The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, which for the first time will enable locally-based organisations to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed to a range of wave and tidal stream developers. It has also agreed s...

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  • Welsh tidal stream technology company Tidal Energy has installed the country’s first tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire. The DeltaStream device will become one of the first grid-connected demonstration devices worldwide to generate green, sustainable and predictable tidal power. ...

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  • Further tidal project sites announced The Crown Estate has confirmed that three organisations have secured rights to progress with the development of tidal energy projects at sites around the UK. The sites have been awarded as a result of the fourth application window in the Crown Estate's leasing p...

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  • Wales’ first tidal farm moves closer; Siemens and Rolls-Royce join in Plans by Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and its project partner RWE npower renewables to install and operate Wales’s first tidal energy farm have moved a step closer with the granting of an agreement for lease by the Crown Estate f...

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