Top news, November 6 – 12, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 6 – 12, 2017.

Tidal array demo project off France comes to end

Naval Energies and EDF Group have decided to bring the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal energy array demonstration project to a close as they have completed the lesson learning from construction, deployment and testing of the turbines as part of the project, the companies said.

EU makes available €8M for ocean renewable energy

European Commission has earmarked €8 million to help developers test novel products and services in high-potential emerging blue economy sectors, including ocean renewable energy. The announced funding is part of a larger €14.5 million investment initiative to further promote sustainable blue growth across the EU.

Canada funds five projects to tackle tidal knowledge gaps

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA), together with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, has awarded C$1.25 million in support of five collaborative research projects aimed at addressing knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy development in Canada.

CorPower expands to Scotland ahead of Orkney deployment

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has set up a Scottish subsidiary to support its growing activities in the country and prepare for wave energy device deployment off Orkney. The newly established CorPower Ocean Ltd, with offices in Kirkwall, has already welcomed Robert Argo and Mairi Dorward as members the operations team.

Waves4Power eyes wave energy park off Isles of Scilly

Waves4Power is considering getting onboard the Smart Islands project to develop a full-scale wave energy park that would help the isles meet its electricity needs and renewable energy ambitions, Business Cornwall reports. The Smart Islands project on the Isles of Scilly aims to meet 40% of the isles’ energy demand through renewable generation by 2025, and cut 40% of electricity costs by that time.

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