A Spanish tidal energy converter has generated “first energy” at a test site in Orkney, according to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
Energy Voice 6th March 2019 read more »
Spanish developer Magallanes Renovables has generated first power from its 2MW floating tidal device at the European Marine Energy Centre off Orkney in Scotland. The first generation of power is a major milestone within the EU-funded Ocean_2G project, which aims to test, validate and pre-certify Magallanes’ unit. The device will now undergo a structured programme of testing, which will demonstrate the operational performance in preparation for readying it to market. Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “It is great to see this project add to a number of recent success stories where Scotland has been at the forefront of global research, development, tests and demonstrations.” Magallanes chief executive Alejandro Marques de Magallanes added: “This is a very exciting period in the project, and in the last two weeks we have proven the viability of our floating tidal platform concept.”
Renews.biz 5th March 2019 read more »