Friday, May 20, 2022

£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...

Future of pumped storage hydro analysed in new report

20 benefits of technology highlighted – along with challenges and solutions A new report outlining the investment case for pumped storage hydro has set out...

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...

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...

A tale of two wave generators: Chinese espionage fears fanned

Accusations that China might be pursuing an aggressive industrial espionage strategy against other nations appear to have gained credibility following comments made to the...

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...

£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...

Finally, a green light for tidal power?

A watershed moment for tidal power technology may have finally arrived with the publication in early January of an independent review by former energy...

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...

Turbine’s towering success

AN engineering firm has unveiled its new wind turbine tower, a 20-metre structure manufactured for US business Bergey Windpower. Two towers have been installed on...

Actuators enable reliable and economical automation at hydroelectric facility

Rotork says its CK Range modular electric valve actuators have provided a reliable and economical automated flow control solution for a hydroelectric generating station...

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...

The new wave of interest

THE UK Government has launched its £20m scheme that will support two pre-commercial projects to demonstrate the operation of wave and/or tidal devices in...

The era of mega hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be over

The era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end, according to the California-based non-profit organisation Amazon Watch, referencing...

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...
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Fortunes ebb and flow for UK tidal power

TIDAL power equipment supplier Atlantis Resources was awarded a £7.5 million two-year contract in late August to support further development of the MeyGen tidal...

Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants

By tapping into gravity and the water cycle, humans have long taken advantage of one of Earth’s most efficient and naturally occurring energy sources,...

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...
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Fish-friendly hydropower coup

OXFORDSHIRE-based Hallidays Hydropower was recently commissioned to undertake the three-month installation of an Archimedes Screw at the Old Swan & Minster Mill, a hotel...

New pumped-storage hydro plant to be opened at Loch Ness

Community ownership to form part of Red John proposals at Loch Ness Plans for a new 400MW pumped hydro scheme east of Loch Ness are...