Our current energy system is heavily reliant on fossil fuels and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. Offshore renewable energy (ORE) is a key source to transition away from fossil fuels. ORE captures energy from waves, tidal currents and offshore wind, and with technology converts this energy into usable power. The success of ORE technology depends on an appreciation of its interaction with the whole energy system. A thorough understanding of how the technology interacts in its environment, affects other users of the space, the grid, and end users of the generated power is critical.
At Plymouth, our expertise and unique facilities place us at the forefront of research in this field, leading the UK's development for a cleaner energy future.