Wasp Cumbria News Update March 2010

March 15, 2010

Innovation Voucher Progress

The award of the Innovation Voucher has provided WASP(CUMBRIA)LIMITED with an enviable opportunity to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience that might otherwise have been out of reach and certainly from a funding point of view something that at this stage in the development would not have been possible […]

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Wasp News Update February 2010

February 15, 2010

Innovation Voucher Success

WASP(CUMBRIA)LIMITED application in the December 2009 round of Innovation Vouchers was successful.

Our requirement was for Academic assistance and Expertise in the preparation of a Presentation for our Sustainable Renewable Energy Invention. This will add a high level of credability and Subject Matter Expertise to accompany the positive results we have now had in trials of our 1/40 th scale prototypes […]

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Wasp Cumbria News Update October 2009

November 8, 2009

Patent published on 21st October 2009

This is the Sustainable Renewable Energy Invention by Alan Newton C.Eng, M.R.I.N.A. that WASP(Cumbria)Limited are developing.

A 1/40th scale prototype is now under construction with a view to initial ‘Proof of Concept’ Trials taking place within the next two to three weeks. Following the Trials additional development work will be undertaken and a larger scale ‘Demonstration’ model will be built […]

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Renewable Energy News October 2009

October 5, 2009

Innovation Voucher Success

Liverpool University Engineers claim that Barrages in the North West area alone could supply up to 5{6bf7a7287e8a1c84d48ec0fabc79bd09a6cd99f1a493e2e1f7a5c0f87ee53985} of the UK electricity requirement. Morecambe Bay, the Solway Firth, Liverpool Bay and Dee Estuary could supply up to half of the regions electricity if given approval. There will of course need to be serious debate, consultation and studies resolved regarding the building of barrages across estuaries. Whilst there could be additional benefits in having barrages, in addition to the power generated, there would be an equal number of disadvantages with regard to the changing landscape, mud flats marine and bird life which would all have to be considered before approval. […]

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Carbon Trust – Funding – Investments

September 20, 2009

Pelamis Wave Power and Seagen Tidal Energy Systems are to benefit from additional financing of £250,000 and £150,000 respectively from the Carbon Trusts Marine Energy Accelerator Scheme.

For Pelamis this will help fund research into the use of a remotely operated vehicle to assist in maneuvering and positioning their 180 Metre long system. In addition remote control technology should help to reduce installation and maintenance costs[…]

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Latest News from Wasp (Cumbria) Limited

August 31, 2009

As a Naval Architect it is perhaps no surprise that my main focus on Sustainable Renewable Energy, on behalf of WASP(CUMBRIA)LIMITED, is connected to sea based systems.

There are of course many and varied examples where Engineers have endeavoured to harness the rise and fall of the tide, wave energy or tidal currents to generate a sustainable source of energy. As mentioned in our August News the research we have been carrying out whilst developing our own system into energy from the sea revealed ideas from the early 20th century […]

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