Projects using ocean energies
having been active during the year 2021 in EU 27
Marine energy, also known as ocean energy, offers coastal countries significant diversification potential for their electricity mixes. Competition in the European sector is rife with companies trying to outdo each other and impose their marine turbine or wave energy converter concepts for mass production. The tidal stream sector, which uses ocean current energy, has opened up a slight lead by launching its first commercial projects to benefit from power purchase agreements. It is currently collecting feedback on its full-scale prototypes, i.e., MW “commercial” size turbines. The wave energy converter (WEC) sector is hard on its heels, testing prototypes dimensioned at several hundred kW adapted to deal with differing European coastal wave conditions.
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