Tidal Energy

Overview

The tidal research activities are focused in the following areas, leveraging the extensive modelling capabilities and testing facilities within MaREI:

  • Hydrodynamic design and testing of tidal turbines
  • Resource characterisation and resource assessment
  • Composite material design and testing
  • Numerical and physical modelling
  • Control strategy optimisation
  • Power take off design and testing
  • Examination of wave and tidal interactions
  • Electrical grid integration and power quality impacts of tidal farms
  • Storage integration with tidal farms

MaREI have collaborated with many stakeholders in the tidal energy industry, including:

  • Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC)
  • OpenHydro
  • DP Energy
  • GKinetic
  • Scotrenewables Tidal Power

ONGOING PROJECTS

    • Taoide: Technology Advancement of Ocean energy devices through Innovative Development of Electrical systems to increase performance and reliability
    • FloTEC: Floating Tidal Energy Conversion
    • MARINET 2: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.

FORMER PROJECTS

    • MARINET: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.

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FloTEC

The FloTEC project will demonstrate the potential for floating tidal stream turbines to provide low-cost, high-value energy to the European grid mix.

GKinect Energy Unveils OC1, Tidal Energy Device

MaREI attends unveiling of the OC1, tidal energy device at the Limerick Docs.
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TIDES

The TIDES project will deliver one of the first tidal energy farms, located 2km off the Co. Antrim coast of Northern Ireland.

DTOcean

The TIDES project will deliver one of the first tidal energy farms, located 2km off the Co. Antrim coast of Northern Ireland.