The Bigger Picture

Hot On The Heels Of Fixed Offshore And Onshore Wind

The promise of the G7 nations to channel £100bn a year into poorer nations to help address climate change is a clear indication that global warming requires a global approach. An approach that relies on Governments supporting the transition to greener energy, not only within their own borders but across the world. The solution to[…]

We Have the Wind In Our Sails and We Really Are Making Waves

Timing is everything. You have to be in the right place at the right time. Driven by a shared passion for clean, affordable and renewable energy using the ocean, we embarked on our journey over twelve years ago and founded Marine Power Systems, with an ambition to become the world leader in the supply of[…]

Increasing the UK’s Environmental Ambitions: Net Zero and Renewables

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Since MPS launched its new tech offerings, DualSub and WindSub in April, we’ve witnessed a series of unprecedented events in the world of climate, politics and green business. From climate protests led by Extinction Rebellion which have pushed climate change right up the news agenda to the emergence[…]

Running the Renewables Race: Investment Integral to Increasing Capacity

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Following National Grid’s announcement that 2018 was the first year UK renewable energy capacity surpassed that of fossil fuels, there’s been a something of a shift in the perceived relationship between renewables and fossil fuels.  This was compounded by the release of BP’s annual Energy Outlook[…]

Heatwave Highway: The Environmental Imperative for Renewables

By Dr Graham Foster, Chief Technical Officer, Marine Power Systems The summer of 2018 has been like no other. Record-breaking highs. A stalled jet stream. Sweltering temperatures from France to Finland. Wildfires in Sweden, Greece, electricity rationing in California. A natural disaster declared in Japan. Is this simply an anomaly, or a clear example that[…]

Unchartered Territories: Building the UK Into a 21st Century Maritime Nation

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Following the news that the WaveSub was successfully launched in January, we’ve been busy working through a suite of initial tests to confirm the device is absolutely ready to move into the next phase of testing at FaBTest. The outcome of these tests has been[…]

Snow Storms, School Visits and a Serious Call to Curb Carbon

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) As February drew to a close, the first snowflakes of the infamous ‘Beast from the East’ arrived at the Marine Power Systems HQ. The snow also hit RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal conference in Glasgow at which we were present, making it – I assume[…]

Low Carbon UK: Matching Natural Resources with Renewable Tech

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Without dispute, 2017 was a landmark year for the UK’s renewable energy industry. Enjoying its first 24 hours without coal in March, history was made in September when two developers agreed to build offshore wind farms at a record-low strike price of £57.50 per[…]