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Potential Impact of Revised Renewable Obligation Technology Bands

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/12/2011

When the differentiation of support by technology (banding) was introduced into the Renewables Obligation in April 2009, DECC committed to review support levels every four years. This report presents the results of analysis for the review of bands to take effect from April 2013.

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Environmental Report Section B: Resouce and Technology

  • Country: Scotland
  • Published Date: 01/03/2007

Produced for the Scottish Executive as part of the Scottish Marine Renewables Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Focuses on tidal and wave resource within Scotland, and the characteristics of the main devices for extracting energy.

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Wave Energy: Technology Transfer & Generic R & D Recommendations

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/01/2001

A study which carried out a review the status of the technologies in the emerging Wave Energy Industry (at the time) in order to identify the potential for transfer of technology from other industries and to make recommendations for priorities in future research and development. It should be noted that identifying device costs was not part of the scope of the study.

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Tidal Stream Energy: Resource and Technology Summary Report

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 18/07/2005

Summary of a ‘Resource Assessment’ and a series of ‘Technology Assessments’ as part of the ‘Tidal Stream Work Package’ component of the Marine Energy Challenge. The methodology behind the approach is explained. The Resource Assessment is undertaken in the form of a literature review of the UK and European tidal stream and marine current resource, as well as other information on the global resource. The resource has been estimated for the UK, Europe and globally, split into different types of site (e.g. high/medium velocity, shallow/deep water). Given the information sources available, it is anticipated that the tidal stream energy resource estimates will be more accurate for the UK and Europe than globally. Technology assessments estimated the capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, and the energy production for two different types of horizontal axis turbine (located in two baseline sites with different water depths).

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Ship-Mounted Robotic Arm for Autonomous Inspections

  • Country: United Kingdon
  • Published Date: 16/05/2019

This presentation was given by David W Kirkley from Submarine Technology Limited (STL) Research at the All Energy 2019 conference. The presentation is a progress report describing the work already done that was partially funded by Innovate UK (Neptune project) and it also describes the current ASSP project that is being supported by the ERDF–funded

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Assessment Methodology For Determining Cumulative Impacts Of Wave And Tidal Marine Renewable Energy Devices On Marine Birds

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 26/07/2010

The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the issue of assessing the cumulative impacts of marine renewable energy developments, specifically wave and tidal devices on marine birds in Scottish Territorial Waters (STW), and to outline possible approaches to the assessment process whereby cumulative impacts can be determined. In order to fulfil this objective this document provides a short overview of existing knowledge on potential impacts of wave and tidal technology, and an overview of existing guidelines for cumulative impact assessment of offshore developments. These will form the basis for the construction of draft guidelines for the assessment and determination of cumulative impacts on marine birds from wave and tidal developments.

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Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 30/11/2016

The widespread usage of affordable electricity converted from ocean waves wouldbe a fabulous achievement. Besides that the wave energy converting
(WEC) technology would be particularly interesting, it also would have several
significant benefits to society, such as:
• It is another sustainable and endless energy source, which could significantly
contribute to the renewable energy mix. In general, increasing the amount and
diversity of the renewable energy mix is very beneficial as it increases the
availability and reduces the need for fossil fuels.
• Electricity from wave energy will make countries more self-sufficient in energy
and thereby less dependent on energy import from other countries (note: oil is
often imported from politically unstable countries).
• It will contribute to the creation of a new sector containing, innovation and
• Electricity from ocean wave can be produced offshore, which thereby does not
require land nor has a significant visual impact.
As the world energy needs will keep on increasing while the fossil fuel reserves
are depleting, wave energy will become of significant importance. The demand for
it will start when its price of electricity will be right and will then only increase with

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