According to a study conducted by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the University of Southampton and Deltares, the impact of global sea-level rise on tides has inferences on future coastal flood risk, harbor management, and the long-term planning of tidal energy sites.
Thirty four ocean energy technology development teams were awarded with €1.3 million to test their devices on MaRINET2 project’s facilities as well as in real sea conditions.
After reaching its full-rated capacity of 2MW in April 2017, Scotrenewables SR2000 tidal turbine clocked over 18MWh of tidal power generation in 24 hours. The turbine is installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), a tidal test site in Orkney, Scotland.
The Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network (MaRINET2) is calling for applications from offshore technology developers to have free access to testing and research infrastructure. Test sites includes wave, offshore wind, electrical/grid integration, tidal and cross-cutting.
Source: DCNS Energies
Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has recently released a study indicating that 337GW of ocean energy capacity could be deployed by 2050. Europe would be responsible for almost a third of this capacity (100GW).