30 Aug '12, 1pm

Rising Tide for Ocean Energy: UK Aims to Ride the Wave

Rising Tide for Ocean Energy: UK Aims to Ride the Wave

Revealing a second marine energy park, this time in the waters of the Pentland Firth and Orkney in the North of Scotland, the UK has effectively cemented ocean energy technology's place in the world's future energy mix. The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park (MEP) will incorporate the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), which is currently testing nine devices, and provides a dedicated space for companies to test and develop their projects. The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters MEP includes the largest wave and tidal development zone in the world, with the Crown Estate having already awarded licences worth a combined 1.6 GW to developers there. Energy from waves or tides has the potential to generate an estimated 27 GW in the UK alone by 2050. Meanwhile, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, announced in February 2012, will focus on developing offshore w...

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