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tidal power

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(Electrical Engineering) the use of the rise and fall of tides involving very large volumes of water at low heads to generate electric power
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THE company that built the illfated DeltaStream tidal stream turbine has won a contract to build a new wave energy device.
The firm that built the ill-fated DeltaStream tidal stream turbine has secured a deal to build a new wave energy device.
With case studies on the UK's latest projects from the likes of David Taafe, Project Manager at MeyGen, an offshore tidal stream turbine near Pentland Firth.
DeltaStream, a tidal stream turbine developed by Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL), was supposed to be installed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, last November but was delayed over the winter due to bad weather.
Recently, a 1MW tidal stream turbine installed and connected by Alstom at the EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) off the Orkney Islands, as part of the ReDAPT Project delivered in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute, produced 1 GWh for the grid.
Each new tidal stream turbine, which resembles a high-tech underwater windmill, will be capable of powering about 650 homes at a cost between 5p and 8p/KWh and saving up to 3,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Graeme Mackie, of Overberg Ltd in North Shields, has developed the Evopod Tidal Stream Turbine, which works on a similar principle to wind turbines but harnesses the power of free-flowing tidal currents to generate environmentally friendly energy.
On the 6th December, the 1MW tidal stream turbine installed and connected by Alstom at the EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) off the Orkney Islands, as part of the ReDAPT Project delivered in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute, has produced 1 GWh for the grid.
That's why on pages 8-10, we look at some of work in renewable energy that is happening in Wales, from the North Hoyle offshore wind farm that is celebrating its 10th anniversary to the latest plans to harness power from the sea, whether it be by tidal lagoon, barrage or tidal stream turbine.
Another tidal stream turbine, DeltaStream, developed by Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd, is due to be installed at Ramsey Sound, in Pembrokeshire, but has been hit by delays.
Previously, the 500 kW tidal stream turbine had already generated electricity into the national grid after its connection In September 2010at the Fall of Warness.
A Bristol-based company, Marine Current Turbines, has demonstrated its SeaGen tidal stream turbine in Strangford Lough near Belfast and now plans to install an array of five devices - generating up to 10 megawatts in total - at the Skerries offAnglesey in 2016.