Offshore renewable energy

Tidal energy

The south west is home to one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, some of the greatest tidal stream resource and is home to three of the worlds leading tidal developers.

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Wave energy

Home to the largest grid connected test facility in the world, the south west is leading the way in wave energy development.

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Offshore wind

There is significant potential for expansion of offshore wind in the south west, including within the development of floating offshore wind, which would allow the deployment of wind turbines in deeper water.

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SW Marine Energy Park

The South West has been named as the UK’s first Marine Energy Park ,firmly placing the region on the international map for leadership in marine renewable energy.

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Offshore supply chain

South west England hosts a range of marine energy and environmental consultancies, engineering companies, technology providers and research organisations. Find out more about the supply chain in the region.

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Marine Energy Park prospectus

Find out more about the South West Marine Energy Park The SWMEP prospectus contains information about the resources, infrastructure, test facilities and supply chain companies within the Marine Energy Park.


8th Bristol Tidal Energy Forum

The 8th Bristol Tidal Energy Forum will be held Spring 2015

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Bristol Channel- A balanced technology approach

A balanced technology approach to exploiting the resource in the Bristol Channel area.