The Channel Islands and the South West of England sign agreement to work closely together in the development of marine renewables
Monday, December 2, 2013
Representatives from the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP) and the Channel Islands Marine Energy Group (CIMREG) met in London at the International Tidal Energy Summit on Wednesday to finalise details of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. More »
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Businesses developing innovative solutions for wave, tidal and offshore wind technologies are to get extra help from the UK’s innovation agency, it was announced today. More »
Wave Hub allows developers of wave energy devices to test new wave energy technology.
Wave Hub is a grid-connected offshore facility in South West England for the large scale testing of technologies that generate electricity from the power of the waves. It holds a 25 year lease of 8 sq km of sea bed connected to the grid by a 11/33kv subsea cable.
Generating electricity from the power of waves
The United Kingdom has long sections of coastline that face directly towards the Atlantic Ocean. Storms far out in the Atlantic lead to waves which eventually reach our shores.
Harnessing the abundant energy in these waves can provide a supply of electricity for years to come without emitting greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. Wave Hub is there to support the work of the innovative scientists and engineers to build machines that can achieve this.