Case Study

ESRU Energy Systems Research Unit

University of Strathclyde


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Welcome to the 'Marine Current Resource and Technology Methodology' Website

As marine current energy becomes an increased renewable energy possibility, energy developers are faced with the task of matching the appropriate technology to the appropriate marine resource.

The source of Marine Current energy is the movement of large volumes of water in the ocean, essentially 'the tides'. Various technology is being developed to extract that energy. However the different technology types perform with varying efficiency, depending on the characteristics of tidal stream. Therefore the aim of this website is to provide a methodology, in addition to some tools, to select and match the appropriate technology to a particular site.

This project was completed by a group of students, as part of the 'Energy Systems and Environment' MSc course at Strathclyde over a period of 3 months in early 2006.

We hope you find the website useful!


Marine Current Energy Group, May 2006.



'At a Glance'

When navigating and exploring the site, you may want to get a quick overview of the most important elements and parts to the project. Therefore if you don't want to access every page on the site, the recommended path you take through the site is as follows:


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