EMEC to Assess Free Flow System Performance at RITE Project
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) will provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) Free Flow System to be deployed at the RITE Project in 2020. By independently measuring the system's performance, EMEC will add credibility to operational results and set a new standard for tidal energy technology developers to meet globally. More >
Verdant Power Co-Founder Appointed to US Department of Commerce's Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Trey Taylor, Verdant Power Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, has been appointed by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to serve a fifth consecutive term on the Department’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC). The REEEAC is composed of senior private sector representatives that provide advice to the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the export competitiveness of US renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. More >
Verdant Power Secures $6 Million Funding for Final System Demonstration at RITE Project
Verdant Power has received $6 million in funding for the next phase of its program to advance the development of the Company’s tidal power system and TriFrame™ mount at its RITE Project in New York City's East River. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has approved $3M in co-funding support for the third phase of Verdant Power’s project that will qualify its tidal power system through to final test, demonstration and commercialization. More >
Verdant Power Receives MaRINET2 Award to Conduct Blade Testing at NUI Galway
Verdant Power received an award under MaRINET2 to conduct testing of its Gen5 Free Flow System turbine blade. Under the award, testing would take place at the National University of Ireland, Galway Large Structures Test Facility. Coordinated by MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) in University College Cork, MaRINET2 is a €10.5m project, funded by the European Commissions’ Horizon 2020 programme. The project provides support to technology developers of offshore wind, wave and tidal to test their devices in research facilities and in real sea conditions. It is a continuation of the highly successful MaRINET project which ran from 2011-15.
Verdant Isles Ltd. Formed to Develop Tidal Energy Projects in Ireland and UK
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
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 marine energy systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. Verdant Power and project partners will work to complete the Verdant Power TriFrame™, which supports three Gen5 Free Flow System turbines together as a single system for cost-effective installation, operations, and maintenance (IO&M). More >
Verdant Power Director Receives Prestigious '1906 Award'
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. More >