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The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has started the search for organisations and consortia capable of designing and demonstrating low-cost commercial scale tidal stream energy converter (TEC) arrays.
The project will be commissioned in two phases. The first will require organisations to identify specific technical opportunities for reducing the cost of energy of TEC arrays and the second will be the development and demonstration of the best opportunities as part of a TEC array demonstration
It is expected that there will be opportunities for cost reduction throughout the array system, but novel support structures such as foundation design, innovative power take off (PTO) systems, and subsea infrastructure and network connection are the primary areas of interest to the ETI.
These innovations will be applied to create low through-life cost, commercial scale, horizontal-axis axial-flow TEC arrays, which will improve the competitiveness of the industry and accelerate array deployment
The ETI is looking for teams that have a broad range of skills in TEC device and array design, offshore engineering and deployment, offshore electrical systems and major engineering supply chain groups.
A Request for Proposals (RfP) has been issued for organisations wanting to get involved in the project and more details are available at http://www.energytechnologies.co.uk/Home/Technology-Programmes/Requests_for_Proposals_copy1.aspx
The deadline for the notification of intention to submit a proposal is 6 May, 2011 and all proposals must be received by 23 May, 2011.
A project briefing event will be held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London on 7 April. To register for a place at the ETI briefing session please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The briefing will be followed by an industry networking event open to all interested parties hosted by RenewableUK. More details on both events can be found at www.bwea.com/registration/eti
Once again, James La Terriere brings the latest round up on what went down in cleantech last week: Company News, UK News, European Goodies, Global Stuff.
We like this: GVEP International, in partnership with the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, has published a guide for energy entrepreneurs who want to link their businesses to carbon finance. The guide, which is part of a series also covering Investment Finance and End-User Finance, aims to provide recommendations on their first steps to assess their businesses’ potential and guide them through the complexities of the ever-evolving carbon market. Check it out
A busy week of news and events. The ESTA aM&T conference gives the lowdown on smart meters, renewable energy policies that are damaging UK plc and retail giants get green and waste savvy. Its all here……
Renewable energy policies are economically damaging study suggests UK industry being damaged
It’s the Real Thing Coca-Cola gets waste savvy
CRC will not cut emissions Carbon Retirement says CRC has to work with EU-ETS
B&Q gets a greener workforce green apprenticeships a great step forward
Get energy smart with Smart Meters Team’s Paul Martin gives the fundamentals on aM&T
And if you would like more detail from ESTA’s aM&T conference, all the presentations can be found on its site.
After a very alcoholic PEA Awards, all we really want to do today is read. Perfect timing to get Energy Live New’s weekly update:
So much news this week, from energy saving paint to government cash for Anaerobic Digestion to smart Sainsburys saving tonnes and tonnes of carbon. So read all the latest news and if you would like your say,then please send your thoughts and views to email@example.com.
Sainsburys get smart and save tonnes of carbon…..and money
Don’t get licked there’s paint to save you energy, really
Companies wasting £6Bn not using energy efficiency measures
The Market Report npower’s Magali Hodgson explains how the instability in the East is affecting energy prices
Who will pay for the EMR? EDF’s Vincent de Rivaz tries to shed some light
Veg firm sows seeds of green energy discover how a veg company is using AD to produce electricity and it got the cash from the government
Once again, James La Terriere reports on the week that was: Chris Huhnes rattles solar investors with a feed in tariff review, a number of UK technologies try to break into the mainstream, a radioactive looking electric Mercedes makes its debut in Detroit and why, in the Techie Corner, Mercedes engineers should be considering how they brush their teeth…
General Electric has launched Phase II of their GE Ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to improve our energy future – and just might get funded. Phase II of the ecomagination Challenge focuses on Powering Your Home. GE are looking for innovative ideas about capturing, managing, and using energy in the home.
GE have teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms, including Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and RockPort Capital, to help back the most promising ideas.
You’ve nothing to lose but the time it takes to engage with this. To enter the challenge and to submit your ideas go to: http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ideas