The Bigger Picture

2017: Reflecting on a Significant Year for MPS

It has been quite a year. Within the last 12 months Marine Power Systems have surged forward towards its long-term ambition to unleash the energy generation potential of the ocean’s waves. Last December Welsh Minister Jane Hutt joined us to deliver the announcement that MPS had reached a significant milestone with the build stage of[…]

Investing in Our Energy Future

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Today we unveil our quarter scale WaveSub prototype. It is a momentous day for the company and all those who were involved in the project over the last nine years of its creation. As we prepare for the unveiling, we take a moment to[…]

Tackling the Challenges of Energy Generation at Sea

By Dr Graham Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) In this month’s blog, CTO Graham Foster takes some time to consider the challenges of energy generation at sea and explains how the unique mechanics of the WaveSub device address them. How do you successfully generate energy from moving water? This question has occupied the mind[…]

Making Wave Power Work: MPS Launch New Report Outlining its ‘10% by 2050’ Vision

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Last week MPS launched its new report on wave energy; Making Wave Power Work. In this blog, Founder and Managing Director, Dr Gareth Stockman explains the motivation for writing it, gives an overview of its contents before outlining his hopes for what it will[…]

Waving Farewell to Coal: a Case for Renewable Tech Investment

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) Towards the end of last month I heard the news that the UK National Grid had provided Britain with its first 24 hours of coal-free energy since the Industrial Revolution. News of a brief but momentous break from this carbon-based energy source was delivered, rather coincidentally,[…]

Can Welsh Marine Energy Really Boost the Economy?

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Power Systems (MPS) The end of March this year saw a flurry of activity in the Welsh marine sector. All eyes seemed to be on the industry to lift economic prospects, not just in South Wales but across the whole of the UK. The Prime Minister arrived[…]

What Does 2017 Hold for Wave Power?

By Dr Gareth Stockman, Managing Director, Marine Power Systems (MPS). Recently Dr Graham Foster my Co-Director and I visited The Welsh National Assembly. We were invited to a reception organised by the Port of Milford Haven to both celebrate development in the Milford Haven Waterway and explore further opportunities for industry and employment. Marine Power[…]