Saturday, June 25, 2022

Trial demonstrates restarting electricity network entirely from renewables

Energy network provider SP Energy Networks says it has led a successful trial to re-energise its electricity network via renewable energy from wind turbines...

£4.6 million tidal blade testing facility opens in Fife

A rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades has opened in Rosyth, Fife, described as the world's first. Researchers say it can speed up...

Tidal energy firm wins seabed lease to support Shetland clean energy drive

Tidal energy company Nova Innovation (Nova) plans to develop its largest tidal energy array to date at Yell Sound in Shetland and boost...

£200k grant supports underwater tidal turbine in Indonesia

UK tidal energy firm Nova Innovation has won funding that could deliver the first ever tidal turbine array in Indonesia. Innovate UK has awarded £200k...

Pre-eminent projects crowned at Scottish Green Energy Awards

More than 1,000 people returned in-person to Edinburgh to see 13 winners announced Director of industry body said shortlist highlighted the “leaps of innovation” of...

Lake district spa installs hydropower turbine

Drawing on the natural water supply from a fellside beck, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has installed a water-fed turbine at its flagship site on Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa.

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for...

Finalists announced on 5 October in 11 categories Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for...

Scottish Green Energy Awards return to Edinburgh in December

This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of guests.

World’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Dundee

What looks set to be the world's most powerful operational tidal turbine was launched on Earth Day, Thursday 22 April, from the port of...

Penstock flow control in world’s first ‘electric town’ uses variable speed actuation

The small Scottish town of Kinlochleven has an extraordinary claim to fame as the first place in the world in which every home was...

Energy storage reform needed to meet net-zero, says report

Price floor should fill gap in ‘fragmented’ market Report funded by Scottish Renewables, the British Hydropower Association, Buccleuch, CCSQ, Drax Group, Intelligent Land...

Civil engineering firm to construct a new hydropower station in Reading

Civil engineering specialist Land & Water has won a contract to construct a new hydropower station at Caversham Weir in Reading on behalf of...

Energy storage key to net zero ambitions, says conference speaker

The Ffestiniog scheme in North Wales: Pumped storage can resolve a perceived conflict between boosting economic activity and encouraging a sustainable green agenda, said...

Improving the efficiency of the hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, whose provenance extends back to the watermills that were relied upon by ancient civilisations. Here, Marek...

Opinion: Better alternatives to hydropower now exist

By Dr Peter Harrop of market intelligence firm IDTechEx Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent...

Edinburgh water treatment site houses ‘hidden jewel’ of unique hydro-electric installation, says utility

It is described as a “hidden jewel” - most people in Scotland’s capital will have no idea it exists let alone what it...

Use pump storage and renewables to fill nuclear gap, says firm responding to BEIS...

BEIS Energy Infrastructure inquiry receives evidence from Scottish company proposing pump storage hydro as “vital enabler” for alternative to failing Government nuclear plans...

Scottish Government announces tidal energy fund

The Scottish Government is to launch a Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, with up to £10 million to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. Responding,...

France’s first tidal energy plant gets smarter with data intelligence platform

French tidal and ocean stream turbine developer Sabella has partnered with software firm QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its Ushant tidal...

Paper highlights pumped storage potential and positions the technology in the intermittency debate

A technology in which Scotland is well-placed to create massive carbon savings and cut energy bills has been highlighted in a discussion paper produced...