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"Best Technological Innovation"
2014 Tidal Energy Awards

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Commercially Viable Tidal Energy A Major Step Closer

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What is SME?

Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd (SME) is a marine engineering company, focused on bringing a cost-effective solution to the tidal energy market. SME is aiming to deliver the next generation technology that will challenge the current tidal energy industry on price and performance. Based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, SME has access to a wealth of maritime knowledge from an area steeped in marine innovation and history.

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What does SME do?

PLAT-O is SME’s tidal platform. Built to host tidal turbines that will generate power from one of the Earth’s most abundant and reliable renewable energy sources, the tide. PLAT-O provides a reduction in the cost of tidal energy of up to 50% and offers enhanced yield due to its optimum position in the water column.

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Meet the team

Get to know the hardworking men and women who play a huge part in making SME the leading tidal energy company in the UK.

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Why Tidal?

The practically extractable tidal stream resource available in UK waters (including the Channel Islands) is between 20 and 30TWh per year. This is roughly the equivalent of the energy used annually by approximately 7 million households equating to between 6% and 8% of UK’s electricity demand!

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UK tidal stream resources
could supply 8% of UK electricity.

How can you get involved?

Investor

Are you interested in investing in the team and technology at SME?

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Customer

Are you a tidal developer, community or business who would like to own a PLAT-O?

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Supplier

Do you make what we need?

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Join the team

Do you have the skills we are looking for?

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Features & Benefits

Predictable Energy

Tidal energy has a number of advantages compared to other forms of renewable energy. Unlike wind or solar power, it is incredibly reliable and predictable – making it suitable for providing a consistent source for homes and businesses.

Low Impact

By operating under the sea’s surface, PLAT-O has virtually no visual impact – all you’ll see is a small buoy marking the spot.

Clean Energy

Tides are a huge untapped source of renewable energy. The potential of tidal energy is vast, yet no one system has yet managed to overcome the huge installation and maintenance costs involved in accessing and harvesting this natural resource.

COMMERCIALLY VIABLE TIDAL ENERGY A MAJOR STEP CLOSER
November 26th, 2014

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance but SME is demonstrating that by using its innovative platform which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be significantly reduced.

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