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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
Scotland's marine energy sector has benefited from WATERS funding of almost £3.7million to further test and develop new marine energy prototypes in the seas around Scotland.
Awards have been made to three companies – Albatern, Nova Innovation and Sustainable Marine Energy – to support total project costs of £7million for the development of new wave & tidal energy devicesVIEW ARTICLE VIEW ALL NEWS