London, UK (PRWEB) October 15, 2009
Redfield Consulting has prepared a "white paper" on the development of tidal energy conversion devices around the world. Drawing on information gathered for its Review of Marine Energy Conversion Devices, Redfield has aggregated its device-specific information into country-wide pictures. The paper finds that while the UK and US appear to dominate the device development landscape in numerical terms, the average state of development of European and Australasian devices appears to be higher.
The Review of Marine Energy Conversion Devices captures public domain information on around 120 wave and tidal stream devices, and applies a scoring system to assess technical and commercial feasibility. The report has been useful for device developers keen to quantify their competitive position, and to investors in the sector.
John Aldersey-Williams, Redfield's Principal and a director of the European Marine Energy Centre between 2003 and 2009, said: "It's really encouraging to see how the tidal sector has met fearsome challenges: some tidal technologies are now demonstrating technical feasibility at large scale, and with the right financial support, we expect commercial developments to be rolled out in the next few years".
The whitepaper is an overview of a comprehensive report.
Tidal Today subscribers and attendees of the 3rd International Tidal Energy Summit are eligible for a discount on the full report.
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