The island's Government plans to open its territory up for the development of offshore renewables. One survey suggests a target of installed offshore renewable energy generation capacity of 336 MW by 2020, of which 225MW from offshore wind and 111MW from tidal energy. Under the All Islands Agreement, the Isle of Man has the potential to become a major net exporter of renewable energy.
The TTZero race is used by the Isle of Man Government as a showcase for the island’s cleantech capabilities. The achievement of a ‘zero ton’ so soon after the establishment of the TTZero is an impressive one – and begs the question as to whether EV technology will catch up with the performance of internal combustion bikes. No fuel cell electric bikes have entered the TTZero to date – but perhaps we’ll see them in coming years.
Building on the success of the TT Zero motorcycle race and recent growth in the Isle of Man’s clean tech sector, the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development is taking its clean tech offerings on the road.
Beginning in Boston, USA in September and ending in Brussels, Belgium in November, the events are an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of establishing a clean tech business in the Isle of Man, the latest electric vehicle technology advancements and an overview of clean tech/sustainability.
Each event will feature a keynote presentation on Isle of Man’s clean tech opportunities and a panel based Q&A session consisting of public and private sector representatives. There will also be a display of electric motorbikes that have previously competed in the TT Zero races.