Sustainable Marine Energy attracts funding
The East Cowes-based company has recently been awarded grants to develop its PLAT-O, a pioneering under water tidal turbine platform.
By K.Steiner-Dicks on Aug 22, 2014
The East Cowes-based company has recently been awarded grants by the IoW Council’s Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium (SOREC) and Future Solent’s Green Growth Fund (FS GGF) for the development of PLAT-O – the company’s pioneering under water tidal turbine platform.
Sustainable Marine Energy will receive up to £50,000 from the Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium, and up to £100,000 from Future Solent, which the company will match with equal investment to provide up to 10 jobs working on its innovative tidal energy system.
The new multi-customer turbine platform is to be launched in the sea for the first time in September. Plat-O, built and developed by tidal technology company Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), is a holding structure suitable for a whole range of different types of turbines. Following years of testing in Boulogne, France and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, the structure will be submerged in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. It will hold two 50 kilowatt tidal turbines manufactured by German engineering company Schottel.
To learn more about the platform’s potential go to the Industry Insight link here: