More member news
First up, in this Press Release, Finavera Renewables announced that it has signed a contract with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to serve as the system integrator for Finavera Renewables’ portfolio of ocean energy conversion programs and installation projects. This agreement will combine the technology developed by Finavera Renewables with the engineering and marine experience of SAIC.
Next, according to this story, Wave power firm targets NZ, Ocean Power Delivery Systems is in talks with Auckland-based firm Power Generation Projects (PGP) about bringing the OPD’s Pelamis system to New Zealand. In other news covered in the article, Neptune Power plans to anchor turbines in Cook Strait, while another group is experimenting with wave-energy conversion in Lyttleton Harbour in the hope of reducing the relatively high cost of marine energy.
FInally, from this Press Release, EON AG and Lunar Energy issued a joint statement saying they plan to build tidal power generators off the west coast of England with a total generating capacity of 8 MW. The proposed scheme will use tidal streams, which are fast-moving currents created by rising and falling tides, to turn an array of large turbines situated on the sea floor.