A new £20 million to research renewable energy off both parts of Ireland and Scotland has been set up with the help of EU funding. The work will focus on the use of tidal power at Strangford Lough and the north Antrim coast, ocean energy sites off western Scotland, and the potential for wave and tidal power generation in Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. The Bryden Centre at Queen’s University in Belfast will also host cross-border studies into bio and marine-based power. Working with Scotland’s University of Highlands and Islands, Ulster University, Donegal County Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council, among others, the project will create the largest amount of cross-border research in this area to date.
Scottish Energy News 26th July 2017 read more »