Guernsey Renewable Energy Team gets Exeter student help

Students on Guernsey's coast
Image caption The students from the University of Exeter investigated wind, wave and tidal power around Guernsey

Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Department has been using students from the UK to investigate renewable energy.

A team from the University of Exeter has examined the possibility of offshore wind, wave and tidal power.

The 24 students will be presenting a report to the Commerce and Employment Department at the end of their visit.

Mat Desforges, lead officer for the department's Renewable Energy Team, said he hoped the students would give a different perspective.

He said: "This is almost an independent check from some experts."

Michael Stephenson, a third-year renewable energy student at the University of Exeter, said: "Energy security is such a key issue especially for an island such as Guernsey.

"You've got to make sure that the energy is available when you want it."

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