Top news, February 8 – 14, 2016
Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from February 8 – 14, 2016.
The UK government has announced an independent review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK. It has commissioned a review of the technology to improve the understanding of how tidal lagoons could contribute to the future of the UK’s energy mix in the most cost effective way.
The team behind the Fair Head Tidal Energy Park has concluded a series of surveys both offshore and onshore, with the results of these surveys now being assessed before they are included in the marine licence application, expected to be submitted before summer this year, for the installation of a 100 MW tidal array off Northern Ireland.
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded £250,000 to industry partners for three landscaping studies in wave energy materials, structural forces and technology transfer. The studies are expected to help WES identify the future requirements of the wave sector and enable WES to target technology development where it is most needed.
Waves4Power, a Sweden-based wave energy developer, has installed WaveEL buoy, together with its anchors at Runde test site on Friday, with the connection hub and cables expected to be installed that evening. The aims of this deployment are to demonstrate survivability, energy production and to give potential customers an opportunity to evaluate the system performance in a challenging wave climate.
The European renewables industry has identified the ten priorities for the 2016 renewables legislative package expected to enable the cost-effective fulfilment of both the 2030 renewables target and the EU’s long-term decarbonisation objectives.
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