The UK Technology Strategy Board funding research in wave and tidal power supply with 7 million pounds - Wave & Tidal energy news

The UK Technology Strategy Board funding research in wave and tidal power supply with 7 million pounds

Published on Wave & Tidal energy  |  July 29, 2010, 9:04

Over 35 companies and universities have offered help in developing wave and tidal energy technologies.

9 research and development projects will aim to reduce energy costs while improving reliability and performance of wave energy and tidal devices.

Some projects will deal with improving the performance of existing devices, while others will aim at developing new concepts.

Technology strategy board, financed with 6.6 million pounds nine wave and tidal projects, and Engineering Research and Physical Sciences Council has contributed with £ 400,000.


Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board, says:
“By 2050 we are going to have very different energy needs than we have today and we will be getting our energy from different sources. The UK is well placed to exploit wave and tidal stream energy resources with all of the coast line that we have, and it is expected this kind of technology will be an important part of the renewable energy mix needed in the future".

“We still need to prove which technological solutions will most successfully harness marine energy and we need to reduce the cost of the energy produced to make the technology competitive with other renewable energy solutions. So there are a range of technological challenges to address".



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