Friday, April 04, 2008

More on Marine Renewable Energy Prize from Scotland

Last November I posted about a Marine Renewable Energy Prize to be funded by the Scottish Government (care of an X PRIZE Foundation link). Now the X PRIZE Foundation has another link to an article about the prize, this time at Energy Current:

Scotland has laid down the gauntlet in marine renewables by offering innovators the world's largest cash prize for advancing fledgling tidal and wave technologies.

The US$20 million jackpot - known as the Saltire Prize - is being offered on a global scale as the country looks to move into a position where its renewables generate 60GW, more than ten times the electricty it currently needs.

Here's the Saltire Prize site.