Nova Innovation is a leading tidal energy industry player headquartered in Edinburgh. We design, build and operate tidal energy devices, and we develop sites for arrays of tidal turbines.
We are passionate about having a cleaner environment and reducing the need for fossil fuels, for current and future generations. And we are committed to engage with and source from local supply chains: we believe that the resources and expertise of coastal communities will make a major contribution to the success of tidal power.
Our aim is to be the world’s leading tidal energy technology company. Drawing on past lessons from the wind power sector, we strongly believe that the way to achieve this is to demonstrate commercial devices at a relatively small (sub-megawatt) scale, then scale up in size as the technology is proven: start small, think big, move fast.
Founded in 2010, Nova has grown rapidly over the last few years: now employing over 30 staff. The strength of the team and our capability is demonstrated by our successful deployment of the world’s first offshore tidal array: in recognition of which Nova won the Judges Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2016. We were also a regional winner in the Shell Springboard 2017 awards for low-carbon innovation.