Top news, November 6 – 12, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 6 – 12, 2017.Tidal array demo project off France comes to endNaval Energies and EDF Group have decided to bring the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal energy array demonstration project to a close as they have completed the lesson learning from construction, deployment and testing of the turbines as part of the project, the companies said.EU makes available €8M for ocean renewable energyEuropean Commission has earmarked €8 million to help developers test novel products and services in high-potential emerging blue economy sectors, including ocean renewable energy. The announced funding is part of a larger €14.5 million investment initiative to further promote sustainable blue growth across the EU.Canada funds five projects to tackle tidal knowledge gapsThe Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA), together with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, has awarded C$1.25 million in support of five collaborative research projects aimed at addressing knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy development in Canada.CorPower expands to Scotland ahead of Orkney deploymentSwedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has set up a Scottish subsidiary to support its growing activities in the country and prepare for wave energy device deployment off Orkney. The newly established CorPower Ocean Ltd, with offices in Kirkwall, has already welcomed Robert Argo and Mairi Dorward as members the operations team.Waves4Power eyes wave energy park off Isles of ScillyWaves4Power is considering getting onboard the Smart Islands project to develop a full-scale wave energy park that would help the isles meet its electricity needs and renewable energy ambitions, Business Cornwall reports. The Smart Islands project on the Isles of Scilly aims to meet 40% of the isles’ energy demand through renewable generation by 2025, and cut 40% of electricity costs by that time.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers continue reign atop Big Ten with pair of sweeps

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team (21-5, 17-1 Big Ten) concluded their regular season home matches with sweeps of the Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers. After the wins, University of Wisconsin jumped to No. 2 in the NCAA RPI Poll, but remained at No. 5 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll. Wisconsin honored their seniors Friday night with an emphatic 25-18, 25-13, 25-15 sweep of the Hawkeyes (9-20, 3-15 Big Ten). The five seniors, Tiffany Clark, Madison Duello, M.E. Dodge, Mallory Dixon and Sarah Dodd, were recognized prior to the game.Volleyball: Badgers retake Big Ten lead with victories over Minnesota, Michigan StateThe No. 5 University of Wisconsin volleyball team (19-5, 15-1 Big Ten) took care of both No. 7 Minnesota and Read…“We were talking with the rest of the team and saying the greatest gift you can give us for senior night is to be ready to play,” Clark said. “It’s really easy to get caught up in all the distractions that tonight offers — all the family, all the pomp and circumstance — but I think we did a really good job at focusing and zeroing in.” Middle blockers Dana Rettke and Danielle Hart delivered on that gift with 15 and 11 kills, respectively. The pair also combined for a .632 hitting percentage. Rettke also added eight blocks, three aces and a dig. UW hit a combined .410 — their second-highest mark of the year — against Iowa’s porous defense. Even M.E. Dodge, a 5 foot 10 defensive specialist, got in on the fun with a kill – the fourth of her career and her first this season. Wisconsin has now won 17 of their last 18 matches against the Hawkeyes. Volleyball: 3 surprising boosts to No. 7 BadgersA season ago, the Wisconsin volleyball team reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament before their neighbor to the Read…Sunday, the Badgers’ sixth-ranked offense led the sweep over the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ (23-4, 15-3 Big Ten) seventh-ranked defense for the second time this season. This was the first time in program history Nebraska had been swept by a conference opponent twice in one season. Outside hitter Molly Haggerty led the Badgers with 16 kills despite missing the team’s morning practice with an illness. Rettke finished with 12 kills on zero errors and led the match with five blocks. Wisconsin’s offense confounded the Cornhuskers in early October, and it appeared Nebraska Head Coach John Cook and company still hadn’t figured it out. Volleyball: Badgers look to extend historic Big Ten runThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team (16-4, 12-0 Big Ten) remains on the road to face The Ohio State University Read…The balanced Badger offense hit .331 against the top defense in the Big Ten. The Badgers hit .376 against the Cornhuskers earlier this year. These are the two highest percentages Nebraska has allowed this year. The Badgers are now 7-0 against ranked Big Ten opponents and have dropped only four sets in those seven matches.last_img read more