AZERTAC The UK and China are seeking to cooperate in the field of renewable energy. Researchers from the two countries will work together on five projects to develop the “next generation” of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.
The projects – which have been funded as part of the Joint U.K.-China Offshore Renewable Energy program – would also look to maximize the environmental and socio-economic benefits of ORE systems.
These projects are supported with nearly £4 million ($5.26 million) in funding from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and the NERC. The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is also providing support.
Earlier this year, energy research firm Westwood Global Energy Group predicted that global offshore wind energy capacity will increase fivefold between 2017 and 2025. Almost half of the projected 289 billion euros ($315.7 billion) of total investment will be directed toward projects in the UK and China.