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The national representative body for Irish wave and tidal energy interests, the MRIA (Marine Renewables Industry Association) has today expressed its disappointment that Scotland’s astute political management, ambition and sheer hunger for jobs has seen them emerge as the clear winners of the first round in the battle to dominate the emerging global wave energy industry. The statement from MRIA was prompted by recent announcements of some 50MW of wave projects in Scotland thought to be worth more than €250m of investment.
In recent days Aegir Wave …
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Over the last few days we had the pleasure of talking to Mr Harvey Appelbe of Tonn energy. Tonn Energy is a relatively new company in Ireland and is backed primarily by Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest energy Utilities. Mr. Applebe was brought in to Tonn Energy in 2009 to head up the business as project director. He has a background as an aerospace systems engineer and more recently has started a number of businesses in Ireland. Irish Energy News was very happy to get a first hand insight into …
Why are we hearing so much about ocean technology these days? The name “Wavebob” seems to be popping up all over the news. Even the Secretary of Energy from the U.S. visited their headquarters in Manooth, Co. Kildare. They must be on to something right?
I would like to explore the technology behind Wavebob and its financial prospects. Firstly lets briefly look at the technology. Wavebob taps into the massive energy source behind ocean swells. In its essence, it is a simple device functioning similar to that of a hand pump. …