TriFrame Demonstration Project Advances with $3.75M Funding from US Energy Department
Verdant Power has been selected by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to continue a project advancing the TriFrame™ mount and associated installation and operations procedures with $3.75 million of second-phase funding. The TriFrame allows for three turbines to be installed together as a single system and retrieved with one on-water operation. Verdant Power completed phase one of the project in March 2017 and was evaluated and awarded continued funding by EERE through a competitive downselect process. More >>
Verdant Isles Ltd. Formed to Develop Tidal Energy Projects in Ireland and UK
(March 2016) -- Verdant Power has partnered with Belleville Duggan Renewables Ltd. to develop commercial tidal energy projects at sites in Ireland and the UK under the joint venture Verdant Isles Ltd. Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland studies have demonstrated tidal current energy’s potential in Ireland as an economic driver and source of clean energy. In parallel with developing sites in Ireland and the UK, Verdant Isles plans to establish a manufacturing base in the region that will become part of a global supply chain for marine energy devices. More >>
US Dept. of Energy Selects Verdant Power under $10.5 Million Award for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems
(December 2015) -- Verdant Power is one of six organizations selected by the US Energy Department to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative MHK systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. Verdant Power and project partners will work to complete the Verdant Power TriFrame™, which supports three Gen5 KHPS turbines together as a single system for cost-effective installation, operations & maintenance (IO&M). More >>
Verdant Power Director Receives Prestigious '1906 Award'
(November 2015) -- The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has awarded Verdant Power Director of Technology Performance Jonathan Colby with its prestigious 1906 Award. The award is given annually to technical experts from around the world whose work has made significant contributions to the IEC and the electrotechnical industry.
USTDA Provides Funding for Verdant Power Feasibility Study in Turkey
(March 2014) -- The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a first of its kind grant to study the feasibility of installing a Verdant Power KHPS downstream of the Seyhan hydropower plant, located near the city of Adana, Turkey. The grant is the USTDA's first to explore the exportation of MHK power systems. More >>
Verdant Power to Partner with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Assess Turbine-Fish Interaction
(August 2013) -- Verdant Power and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have partnered to study DIDSON data taken by Verdant Power during a recent in-water test. This data will provide more detailed information on the interaction between fish and a kinetic hydropower turbine. More >>
Partnership with University of Minnesota to Study Turbine Array Spacing
(August 2013) -- The University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and Verdant Power received an award from the National Science Foundation to study turbine interactions in complex flow environments and aquatic ecosystems.
Verdant Power and Cornell University to Work on Ocean Energy Technologies
(June 2013) -- On June 13, 2013 Cornell University and Verdant Power Inc., signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention of entering into a long-term relationship centered on research and other activities related to Marine & Hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. More >>
RITE Project Receives First Commercial License for Tidal Power in U.S.
(January 2012) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a pilot commercial license to Verdant Power’s RITE Project – the first commercial license for tidal power in the US. Under the license, Verdant Power is authorized to develop a 1 MW pilot project in the East Channel of the East River comprised of up to 30 commercial class (Generation 5) KHPS turbines, which would be installed in a staged approach. More >>