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NaREC - Development Route map for Offshore Renewable Technologies

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Chris French


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In recent times there has been increase in interest shown towards the technologies that encompass Wet Renewables, namely wave and tidal power. This partly due to the relative technological maturity of the onshore and offshore wind industry as well as other key driving forces, ie, with respect long term security of supply issues, Kyoto agreement obligations and the maturity of the offshore industry. This paper describes how the UK can meet the challenge of developing a viable industry that can support the predicted demand for wave and tidal technologies. Specifically it describes the co-ordination of two major projects now in their development stages within the UK, namely The New and Renewable Energy Centre and The European Offshore Test Centre. Both of these represent a considerable step forward with respect to the establishment of a credible UK developmental route map for Wet Renewables within Europe.

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Author(s): French CD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Orkney - Renewable Realities

Year of Conference: 2002