Sep 9 2021

Government investment needed to support tidal stream sector – the next renewables success story

2021-09-09T12:04:46+01:00September 9, 2021|Blog, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Government investment needed to support tidal stream sector - the next renewables success story Author: Miriam Noonan, Analysis and Insights Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult Offshore wind has proven to be a very wise investment for the future of our planet. It is now a key pillar of UK energy policy and is

Aug 24 2021

BLOG: Reliability in tidal stream energy: past, present and future

2021-08-24T16:41:11+01:00August 24, 2021|Blog, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Reliability in tidal stream energy: Past, present and future by Dr. Stuart Walker, TIGER Research Fellow, University of Exeter Tidal stream energy is a pre-commercial technology and at the moment makes a relatively modest  contribution to the UK grid mix, however it now shows signs of success and potential for growing global industry with

Aug 12 2021

EMEC & QED Naval retrieve tidal flow measuring equipment at Yarmouth Harbour

2021-08-12T14:39:28+01:00August 12, 2021|Blog, Press Release, Uncategorised|

EMEC & QED Naval retrieve tidal flow measuring equipment at Yarmouth Harbour EMEC ADCP recovery at Yarmouth Harbour for TIGER project (copyright Paul@pwpictures As part of the Interreg France (Channel) England TIGER project, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and QED Naval, designed a resource characterisation survey plan and installed an Acoustic

Jun 22 2021

Paimpol-Bréhat Tidal Test Site: Improving the quality of tidal turbine blades

2021-06-22T10:11:20+01:00June 22, 2021|Article, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Paimpol-Bréhat Tidal Test Site: Improving the quality of tidal turbine blades Within the framework of the TIGER  project, the University of Le Havre Normandie is carrying out a study on the in-situ ageing of structural bonding of composite materials using non-destructive ultrasonic methods (NDT ultrasound). The materials studied are conventional carbon-epoxy composite and recyclable

Jun 10 2021

BLOG: Efficient economic optimisation of large-scale tidal stream arrays by Dr Danny Coles and Zoe Goss

2021-06-24T09:59:50+01:00June 10, 2021|Blog, Press Release|

Efficient economic optimisation of large-scale tidal stream arrays by Dr Danny Coles and Zoe Goss Background To date, pre-commercial tidal stream turbine arrays have been installed in the UK [1,2], America [3] and Canada [4]. For the technology to contribute significantly to future electricity demand, arrays consisting of hundreds of turbines are needed. At

May 25 2021

Bringing tidal energy to the Isle of Wight – Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre seeks residents’ views

2021-05-25T14:58:01+01:00May 25, 2021|Article, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) is an important project to harness tidal energy as a renewable, reliable source of electricity. Placing tidal turbines in the sea off the south coast of the Isle of Wight will generate enough clean electricity to power thousands of homes. The project achieved full consent in 2016, but has

May 25 2021

TIGER project is on a mission to drive growth for tidal stream energy

2021-05-25T14:12:49+01:00May 25, 2021|Article, Press Release|

Interreg’s biggest ever project Tidal stream industry energiser project (TIGER), has been on a mission to drive growth for the sector since its launch in late 2019. The €46 million project is a cross-border partnership between 18 UK and French organisations from research, business and regional agencies. Despite the challenges faced during Covid-19 pandemic, the

May 17 2021

SUT – The Underwater Technology Podcast

2021-05-17T16:51:43+01:00May 17, 2021|Article, Press Release|

Hear more about the TIGER project on the latest SUT Underwater Technology podcast, as Teo van der Kammen from ORE Catapult explains how the project is driving collaboration and cost reduction through #tidalturbine installations in the UK and France. To access the Podcast click here

May 4 2021

BLOG: Tidal Stream vs. Wind Energy: The value of cyclic power when combined with short-term storage in hybrid systems by Dr Danny Coles

2021-05-11T16:07:17+01:00May 4, 2021|Article, Press Release|

Tidal stream energy is at the pre-commercialisation stage, with 29 MW of capacity installed globally to date. The UK has led the way in the development of tidal stream energy, with a total of 17 MW installed so far, and an additional 2 MW scheduled for installation in early 2021 [1]. UK projects with

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