Monday, December 5, 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...

£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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Aberdeen researchers win funds to establish marine energy centre in SE Asia

Researchers at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen have won £165,760 in funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund to support...

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...

Innovation in a time of uncertainty

THIS year’s British Hydropower Association conference (10-11 November, Glasgow) takes place against a backdrop of considerable uncertainty for the sector following the government's publication...

UK oil and gas sector urged to take advantage of £210bn renewables boom

ORE Catapult highlights opportunities to unlock high growth potential of oil and gas sector suppliers Britain’s world-leading experience in oil and gas could be harnessed...

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...

Hydro project boosts Bedford Council’s energy saving efforts – earning a major award

Bedford Borough Council has picked up an award at Anglian Water’s second annual 'We Love What You Do' business awards, which recognises companies that...

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...

Partnership supports micro-hydro cost savings

A new Micro-Hydro partnership between Ham Baker Group and SPP Pumps promises to allow affordable, effective energy generation for water treatment inlet works and...

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...

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...

Hydro-powered pump picks up European innovation award

THE EU climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC has judged Dutch start-up aQysta to be Europe’s most innovative clean-tech venture. A jury of entrepreneurs, financiers and...

Hydropower milestone as Shetland tidal array delivers first power to the grid

The first power has been exported to the grid from the Shetland Tidal Array project, developed by Nova Innovation, it was announced on 9...