CROP Wave energy

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Renewable energy resources 

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Identifying what renewable energy resources you have can help to inform what type of project you should take forward. There are a number of freely available sources of information to assist a community to decide on what type of project to develop.

Take a look at our matrix to help to identify which technologies might be most suited to your community. Both wave and tidal are emerging technologies which have yet to be widely installed.

Wave Basics

Wave Energy

The movement of the waves in oceans and seas contains significant levels of energy that when harnessed is referred to as wave energy. Wave energy can provide significant amounts of renewable energy, but unlike tidal energy the production of electricity is intermittent and dependent on weather conditions.Maps


To see an overview of wave energy click the link below


Carbon Trust LogoCarbon Trust Marine Energy webpage


imageWave Energy Scotland supports the development of wave technology.



Case studies of community renewable projects can be found at

Community Energy Scotland  Local Energy Scotland Plan Local Scottish Gov 

All have good case studies of community renewable projects around the country.

Wave projects may require consent from Marine Scotland in addition to planning permission and may also require permission to use the seabed from The Crown Estate.