Winners of WATERS grants announced
06 July 2010
Five marine energy projects will share £13 million to harness the power of the sea.
The grants from the Wave and Tidal Energy: Research, Development and Demonstration Support fund (WATERS) will help develop emerging energy technologies and improve the operation of marine renewables devices.
Five marine energy projects will share £13 million to harness the power of the sea. Grants have been awarded to:
– to support construction of one of the world's largest wave stations, the ten turbine, 4 MW Siadar project off the Western Isles - £6 million
– to support demonstration of Aquamarine’s Oyster 3 project at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney - £3.15 million
- support for a power conversion / control system to deliver a cost effective method of connecting marine energy devices in arrays, an important step towards commercialisation - £1.92 million
AWS Ocean Energy
- to support tests in Loch Ness and the Cromarty Firth of AWS’s wave energy converter, sections of which would join together to form the device’s ‘doughnut’ shape - £1.39 million
Ocean Flow Energy
- Build and deploy the ‘Evopod’, a 25 kilowatt floating grid connected tidal energy turbine at Sanda Sound in South Kintyre - £560,000.
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