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Tidal Turbine Trials

Posted by Peter, on June 28, 2018

MAKO Tidal Turbines, which is based in Sydney, and the Gladstone Ports Corporation are conducting a six-month tidal turbine demonstration at Gladstone, to investigate how tidal power could contribute to Australia‚Äôs future energy mix.  Continue reading »

Australia’s Tidal Energy Resources to Be Mapped

Posted by Peter, on July 19, 2017

The Australian renewable Energy Agency is providing $2.49 million in funding towards a project to map and assess Australia’s tidal energy resources.  Continue reading »

Aussie Reseach Behind Scottish Tide Energy Scheme

Posted by Peter, on September 17, 2013

The Scottish Government has approved the development of the largest tidal energy project in Europe to be installed in stages in the Pentland Firth, between Orkney and the Scottish mainland. The project is being undertaken by the Scottish-registered company, MeyGen, which is a joint venture between the investment bank Morgan Stanley, the independent power generator […]  Continue reading »

W.A. Approves Tidal Power Station

Posted by Peter, on July 22, 2013

The West Australian State Government has approved plans to build State’s first tidal energy power station, in the West Kimberley. Tidal Energy Australia plans to build a wave power station at Doctor's Creek, near Derby, that will generate 40 megawatts of electricity. The proposed power project is a double basin system with a total of […]  Continue reading »

Tide Power for NT a Step Closer

Posted by Peter, on September 25, 2012

Adelaide-based Tenax Energy has signed an agreement with the Northern Territory Power and Water Authority to set up a demonstration wave power plant. It hopes to be transmitting electricity in to the Territory grid by 2015 and to reach commercial supply by 2020. The power plant will be developed in the Clarence Strait, off the […]  Continue reading »

Renewable Energy Resource Maps Now Online

Posted by Peter, on March 15, 2012

The Directory section of this website now includes maps of Australia’s renewable energy resources overlayed with a map of the electric power grid, making it easy to see where the best areas for renewable energy projects might be. You will find links to the maps in the sidebar of the Directory section or you can […]  Continue reading »

World’s Largest Tide Power Station Approved for NZ

Posted by Peter, on February 9, 2011

The New Zealand environment court has approved plans for a giant underwater power plant on the seabed of the Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland. The plan is for up to 200 turbines being driven by tidal flow and producing enough power to run every home in Northland. Kaipara is the biggest harbour in the southern […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Research Behind Asia’s First Tide Power Plant

Posted by Peter, on January 15, 2011

Atlantis Resources Corporation has been contracted to develop Asia’s first commercial tidal power plant. The plant will be located off the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat, India. The contract is for an initial 50 megawatt project with later developments of up to 250 megawatts. One possibility is the development of a "mega marine power project," […]  Continue reading »

Expo Video Highlights Aussie Potential

Posted by Peter, on October 8, 2010

The Australian Centre for Renewable Energy is showing this video highlighting Australia’s renewable energy potential at the Shanghai World Expo. (This is an English version of the Mardarin Chinese version being screened in Shanghai.)  Continue reading »

Tide Power Plant Proposed for Darwin

Posted by Peter, on September 9, 2010

The Northern Territory Government has granted Darwin-based Tenax Energy Pty Limited a licence to carry out an environmental impact study for a tidal power plant in an area of the Clarence Strait about 50 kilometres north-east of Darwin. Tenax is proposing to install more than 450 generators across 1,690 hectares of the seabed and connect […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Research Behind Tide Power Technology in Scotland

Posted by Peter, on August 13, 2010

Atlantis Resources Corporation has unveiled the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine ever built. It is due for installation at a dedicated berth at the European Marine Energy Centre, located in Orkney, Scotland later this summer. Atlantis Resources Corporation was founded in Singapore but developed its technology in Australia were it has been operating […]  Continue reading »

Clean Technology Forecast for Australia to 2050

Posted by Peter, on July 12, 2010

Australian Cleantech has released a report titled “Prosperous Sustainability” which forecasts the development of energy technologies in Australia up to 2050. The main findings of the report include: Current wind technology will maintain a high level of activity through to about 2015, after which it starts to be replaced by second generation wind technologies. There […]  Continue reading »

Environmental Court Backs New Zealand Tide Power Project

Posted by Peter, on January 19, 2010

New Zealand’s Environment Court has made a positive recommendation to Conservation Minister, Tim Groser, on a proposal from Crest Energy to generate electricity from Kaipara Harbour. Kaipara Harbour is New Zealand’s largest harbour and is on the west coast just north of Auckland. The project would be the first in New Zealand using tidal flow […]  Continue reading »

Australia Could Lead in Ocean Energy

Posted by Peter, on May 28, 2008

According to Hans-Josef Fell, Australia has the potential to become the world leader in ocean energy. Mr Fell is one of the politicians responsible for the German renewable energy laws which led to that country becoming a leader in solar and wind energy. in an address to the West Australian Sustainable Energy Association, he said […]  Continue reading »

Bass Strait Islands To Get Wave Power

Posted by Peter, on May 7, 2008

Hydro Tasmania has signed a deal with Sydney-based company BioPower Systems to conduct trials of its BioWave technology on King Island and its Biostream tidal-current system on Flinders Island with a view to generating 250kW of electricity to power the 500 homes on both Bass Strait islands by next year. BioStream technology mimics the movements […]  Continue reading »

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