David Fowler has published a report on TIGER for The Engineer:
Renewable energy in the shape of wind and solar power provides an increasing share of the UK’s energy mix, reaching 40% in the third quarter of last year. So far, however, tidal power has not made significant inroads into the market.
Over the next three years, the Anglo-French Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, or TIGER, is aiming to demonstrate that tidal stream energy is a maturing technology which, with a revenue support mechanism to allow significant deployment, could reduce its costs to a competitive level with nuclear power.
Last autumn the €46.8m (£38.9m) project was awarded €28m (£23.3m) from the European Interreg France (Channel) England programme to install up to 8MW of generating capacity at a number of sites around the south coast of England and the north of France. The award makes it the biggest ever Interreg project.
The programme seeks to gain experience in installation, operation and maintenance of tidal power, demonstrate cooperation with an Anglo-French supply chain, and disseminate the results to help accelerate the commercialisation of tidal stream energy.
For more, please read the full article on The Engineer.