Tidal Energy Today staff is bringing you the list of the articles you read the most in 2015.
The estimates of global potential of tidal energy generation vary, but it is widely agreed that tidal stream energy capacity could exceed 120 GW globally.
Ocean Energy Systems (OES) issued the Annual Report for 2014 which provides a list of OES members’ demonstration projects that have been tested in open waters in 2014.
Tidal Energy Today has interviewed Mr. Allard Van Hoeken, Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy Services. The main focus of the interview was the launch of the BlueTEC floating tidal platform off Texel island, the Netherlands.
The installation of six wave energy devices took place in Ada Estuary, Ghana, in May, 2015, as part of collaborative wave energy project between TC’s Energy and Seabased. The first phase of the Ghanaian wave energy project which includes the installation of 6 wave energy devices is expected to deliver 14.000 kW/h electricity per day.
Beginning of the year 2015, OpenHydro was planning to deploy two 2 MW tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy, Canada in Q3 2015. However, the installation was later re-scheduled for the spring 2016.
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has opened a tender for tidal and wave energy projects. The call, consisting of three parts, aims to finance wave, marine and river tidal, and technology demonstration projects.
The BlueTEC Texel Tidal partnership announced plans of installing a second, larger turbine on the BlueTEC floating platform that has been successfully operating during its first months of deployment. Tocardo’s T2 turbine was mounted on the BlueTEC platform late in 2015.
General Electric and Andritz Hydro have been chosen to supply 16 bidirectional turbines for the GBP 1 bln Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.
GEPC’s engineers have been working on the construction of the subsea converter that will be used for Paimpol-Bréhat tidal project.
Sustainable Marine Energy’s PLAT-O tidal energy platform has generated first power off the south coast of England.
Atlantis has acquired Marine Current Turbines from Siemens in an all share deal. The acquisition includes seabed rights, existing projects, staff and intellectual property.
Akuo Energy and Pertamina have signed an MoU for developing renewable energy projects, including OTEC plant, at various sites in Indonesia.
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