Top news, January 15 – 21, 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 15 – 21, 2018.


Minesto flies smaller tidal kites offering

The Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto intends to develop a smaller Deep Green DG100 unit, with a rated power of up to 100kW and a 4–5-meter wing span to expand the market opportunities mainly in Asia as well as in other regions.

Minesto said the move to enhance the company’s product range had arisen from the significant customer demand for smaller-scale autonomously operated Deep Green systems in so called Island Mode.


Nova Scotia launches C$150,000 tidal energy testing call

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA), in cooperation with Nova Scotia’s Department of Energy (NSDOE) and Dalhousie University, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for testing of innovative technologies and methodologies related to tidal energy at Dalhousie University’s Aquatron test tank facility.


MaRINET2 opens second call for offshore renewables testing

The EU-funded MaRINET2 project has launched its second call for applications for ocean energy developers. The call, opened on January 15, 2018, is meant for offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level.

Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of 57 testing and research infrastructures across Europe. The call is open for applications until February 28, 2018, via dedicated MaRINET2 website.


Scotrenewables ticks Orkney’s weather box

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has informed its SR2000 tidal turbine maintained tidal power generation during North Atlantic storms which battered the Orkney Islands in late fall and early winter.

During this period, the surface floating SR2000 endured wave heights in excess of 7 meters, the Orkney-based developer informed. Over the past five months, the SR2000 has generated in excess of 1.2GWh, according to Scotrenewables.


CorPower deploys half-scale C3 wave energy converter off Orkney (Photo)

CorPower Ocean has installed the half-scale C3 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, and connected the device to a floating Microgrid unit provided by EMEC.

The ocean deployment aims to prove off-grid operations in an environment addressing market segments such as islands, offshore installations or remote coastal locations around the world, following C3’s operation in a grid-connected configuration during a dry testing campaign in Stockholm.


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