Archives for December 2012

Crown Estate Approves Three Tidal Projects

In mid-November the Crown Estate, which administers land and offshore development permits in the UK,  awarded three new leases to tidal energy projects.

Isle of Wight Council has secured a lease for its Solent Ocean Energy Centre (SOEC) off St. Catherine’s Point. The new Centre will enable technology developers to test  tidal current turbines. Meanwhile Scotrenewables, an Orkney-based tidal device developer, has secured a lease for a 30 MW tidal array in Lashy Sound, which will enable Scotrenewables to move their technology from prototype to commercial status. Both projects still require approvals from regional authorities to proceed.

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