North Leading Way on Research into Wave and Tidal Technology
Byline: John Hill
IF WAVE and tidal energy is to take hold in the UK, it will almost certainly be founded on technology tested by the National Renewable Energy Centre.
Narec was set up to forge ahead with research into the renewable technologies of the future, and while wind power has won more column inches in recent months, there is still a definite role for wave and tidal energy in meeting Britain's energy needs. Government studies suggest wave and tidal energy could eventually supply up to 20% of the UK's energy needs.
A pounds 15m marine testing facility known as Project Nautilus will be built in Blyth to test-drive components before they are forced to battle the harsh waters and Narec is keen to strengthen links with the two other main marine centres in the …
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Publication information: Article title: North Leading Way on Research into Wave and Tidal Technology. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: August 12, 2010. Page number: 33. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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