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e-pitch event 21-01-2021

Electrification in a Decarbonised World – e-pitch event

E-pitch event

January 21st Tocardo was one of the invitees to pitch the company at the Solar Impulse Foundation e-pitch event on Electrification in a Decarbonised World, organized by the Solar Impulse Foundation in partnership with Schneider Electric. The event was watched by a large group of representatives from the business community and financiers. The organisation reported a traction on this session of 90 unique attendees.

How tidal power generation contributes to the electrification in a decarbonised world

Tidal energy is the answer for the increasing volatility in our energy system. Solar and wind power are the drivers for the current unpredictable energy system. On the other hand the extreme predictability of the tides results in an endless source of predictable renewable power generation. The driver for tidal stream power generation is combatting climate change by reducing the CO2 emissions with a 100% renewable, 100% reliable and 100% predictable energy source. Because of the geographical limitations and specific local characteristics for successful tidal power (micro)plants the highest value can be generated on specific locations for specific type of customers. Tidal stream power is the missing renewable energy source to create a local balanced power generation mix.

About the Solar Impulse Foundation

In July 2020 Tocardo’s turbine technology has received the Solar Impulse Label. The Solar Impulse Foundation aims to help the cleantech innovators behind the efficient solutions in order to accelerate their companies’ success. Once their solutions are labelled, the Foundation provides them support on six specific levels. That is, by giving them better access to the market, more appeal to investors, support in their advocacy work, feedback from industry experts, more credibility and greater visibility.

For investors

For investors who did not attend the event and who are also interested in our pitch and value proposition please contact us directly.

An exciting opportunity for investors!

An exciting opportunity for investors!

Now is your chance to get involved: our Edinburgh-based business partner QED Naval has launched its first crowdfunding campaign on the Seedrs platform. The funding will assist further develop existing sites and to secure potential new locations for its patented Subhub tidal platform. The company (QED) also secured an award of €3.5m of EU funding and a place on Interreg’s €46m Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project (TIGER) last year. Your green impact investment in renewable tidal energy with QED will help further demonstrate our key efficiencies, as outlined above, to the $76bn global market which we are addressing.

Subhub

One of the key design drivers for Subhub was to minimise the environmental impact of the platform. The best way to do that is to make it a seabed mounted system so it is invisible from the surface and maintains the seascape and navigation channels of shipping. It is beyond the diving depth of most birds. Advantageously, it means the extremes of wave loading are exponentially less than at the surface. Subhub is a submersible, gravity based foundation that supports an array of tidal turbines through life. It’s hydrodynamic hull form steers and accelerates the flow into the turbines to significantly enhancing the energy yield having a dramatic impact on the Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) of the overall project.

The added value of tidal power

QED Naval managing director Jeremy Smith said: “Tidal energy is not only renewable, it is the only one that is 100% predictable, can guarantee power output every day of the year, and globally will be worth $76bn by 2050. “So, when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not out, tidal can quite simply fill the gaps in our grid requirement and prevent us having to switch to diesel, gas or coal power.

Get involved

This is a unique opportunity for QED Naval to supercharge their growth, by bringing investors on board as shareholders. This fundraising round will allow them to get going on all the incredible initiatives they have planned for the future. Get involved!