Member - Nova Innovation Ltd

Converts the natural flows of the seas, estuaries and rivers into electricity for the grid, businesses or remote off-grid communities.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2010
Company Size 30
Member Type
Founders Simon Forrest & Gary Connor
Headquarters Timber Bush, Edinburgh EH6 6QH, UK
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Nova Innovation Ltd


Nova Innovation is a tidal energy company. In 2016, Nova were the first company in the world to successfully install an offshore tidal array.

The technology needed to generate clean, predictable and affordable electricity using the ebb and flow of tides is rapidly developing, and there is growing worldwide interest in this emerging renewable energy sector. 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.

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Headquarters Timber Bush, Edinburgh EH6 6QH, UK

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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Industry, Innovation
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
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