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UK and France join for “major” tidal arrays projects

The UK-France projects will see arrays developed to harness tidal power

UK and French firms have joined together to develop two major tidal array projects. Channel Islands energy developer Tidal Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) has signed agreements for two major projects aimed at creating one of the most significant tidal power sites in Europe.

Giant UK tidal turbine moves to major testing site

Atlantis is taking its AR1000 tidal turbine to the next stage of testing

With shareholders committing to fund further technology development in 2012, Atlantis Resources Corporation is moving its AR1000 tidal turbine testing programme to the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth, Northumberland in the UK.

Licence issued for US’s first tidal power project

The project is happening in the East River off Roosevelt Island, New York City

The US’s first tidal project is underway after a pilot project licence has been issued. It gives the country its first commercial licence for tidal power.

UK government to support first marine energy arrays with GBP 10m investment

The competition aims to lead to more energy-efficient wave and tidal technology

The UK government has launched a GBP 10m competition to find energy-efficient technology that will support the marine industry’s first full scale energy arrays.

Underwater turbine installation marks major milestone for marine energy

A 100ft underwater turbine that will be part of the world’s first tidal power array has been successfully deployed in the sea around Orkney, Scotland. The 1MW Hammerfest Strom HS1000 device can power the annual electricity needs of 500 homes.

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