The School is partnering with Babock International to develop a £2.4 million engineering research facility which promises to speed the development of materials and structures used in tidal energy, transport and other industries.
TIPA, led by Nova Innovation, will validate in a real-world environment, an innovative direct drive Power Take-Off (PTO) for a tidal turbine that will move tidal energy a step closer to competing on a commercial basis with other renewable sources of energy generation.
A world-leading marine energy testing facility is to become a fully integrated part of the University of Edinburgh - ensuring its continuation as a global centre of excellence in wave and tidal technologies.
The Institute for Energy Systems (IES) from the School of Engineering is looking to recruit a Research Associate on an EPSRC funded project. The successful applicant will work on the development of novel control strategies for tidal current turbines to improve reliability, resulting in a reduction in overall cost of energy.