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  • Lockheed Martin, Victorian Wave Partners collaborate on massive tidal wave energy project
    Feb 18, 2014 -

    62.5 MW peak power wave energy generation project, to be built off the coast of Victoria, Australia, will utilise the PowerBuoy® wave energy converter technology from Ocean Power Technologies.

  • Ocean Energy Technologies Speeding Towards Commercialization
    Oct 16, 2013 - Meg Cichon -

    What many thought would take decades may only be a few years away - ocean energy technologies are finally turning some heads on their way to large-scale development.

  • Atlantis deploys 1 MW tidal turbine at EMEC in Orkney
    Sep 21, 2011 - Kari Williamson -

    Atlantis Resources Corporation has connected its 1 MW AR1000 tidal turbine to the grid at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, UK.

  • Scripps Study Finds Plastic in Nine Percent of 'Garbage Patch' Fishes
    Aug 11, 2011 -

    SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean

  • Technology Buoys Wave Energy
    Aug 5, 2011 - Bill Opalka -

    Initial test results are in and an ocean wave technology is exceeding its projections in a challenging environment.

  • Floating Tidal Power Plant Opened in Norway
    Dec 16, 2010 -

    Hydra Tidal’s floating tidal power plant, Morild II, has been officially opened in Gimsøystraumen in Lofoten, Northern Norway.

  • Tidal Power: Could Waves Provide 10% of America's Electricity?
    Dec 08, 2010 - Los Angeles Times

    Last month, in the swells off Oahu, a company called Ocean Power Technologies connected a small test buoy to the power grid that serves the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. It was a first for a wave energy device in U.S. waters.

  • Global Ocean Energy Outlook
    Oct 20, 2010 - IHS-EER

    IHS Emerging Energy Research is pleased to offer you free access to our recent presentation analyzing the status and potential of the ocean energy industry.

  • SDE has Finalized the Construction of the First Sea Wave Power Plant in Jaffa Port, Israel
    Aug 6 2010 - PRNewswire

    SDE has finalized the construction of the first large-scale sea wave power plant, in Jaffa Port in Israel.

  • Nearshore waves ideal for wave energy says new scientist
    May 19, 2010 - renewablesbiz

    Shore waves offer much better prospects for wave energy development than previously thought, according to a report published in this week’s New Scientist magazine [8 May 2010].

  • SDE Finalizing the Construction of the First Sea Wave Power Plant for China
    Apr 17, 2010 - PRNewswire

    SDE is finalizing the construction of the first of many sea wave power plants to be installed in China during the upcoming month.

  • The Third Form of Ocean Power
    Apr 13, 2010 - Oso Oseguera -

    You’ve heard of tidal and wave. Now the DOE and Lockheed want to tackle 100-year-old ocean thermal.

  • Scotland rules the waves
    Mar 17, 2010 - Daily Record; Glasgow (UK)

    Scotland confirmed its place at the forefront of global wave and tidal energy yesterday when officials unveiled TEN massive projects to generate power off our north coast.

  • Hydrokinetic Power Developers Face Technical and Regulatory Hurtles
    March 16, 2010 - Larry Greenemeier -

    Several organizations are hard at work developing and testing tidal-harnessing technology as a source of green energy

  • Wave and tidal potential assessment
    Mar 5, 2010 -

    The first full Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for wave and tidal energy in Wales and England has been outlined, says the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

  • Department of Energy Releases Report on Potential Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies
    Feb 23, 2010 - U.S.Department of Energy

    The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released the Report to Congress on the Potential Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies.

  • Tide effects; A lot of hopes are riding on the final demonstration of a turbine designed to tap the powerful tides off Eastport
    Feb 22, 2010 - Portland Press Herald

    Close by the Canadian border, this stretch of Down East Maine is known worldwide for its high tides and strong ocean currents. Peak tides rush in and out of Cobscook Bay at 7 miles per hour. From a boat, it's easy to appreciate the force of the water as it piles up against a large, white buoy moored off Shackford Head.

  • Ocean Power Technologies Begins Wave Power Farm Development Off Oregon Coast
    Feb 22, 2010 -

    Construction has begun off Oregon's coast on a commercial U.S. wave energy farm, which is being developed by Ocean Power Technologies and is planned to supply power to about 400 homes, according to national media reports.

  • Tide effects; final demonstration of a turbine
    Feb 22, 2010 - Tux Turkel - Portland Press Herald

    Close by the Canadian border, this stretch of Down East Maine is known worldwide for its high tides and strong ocean currents. Peak tides rush in and out of Cobscook Bay at 7 miles per hour. From a boat, it's easy to appreciate the force of the water as it piles up against a large, white buoy moored off Shackford Head.

  • Ocean Power Technologies installs wave energy device in Hawaii
    Feb 4, 2010 - Renewable Energy

    Ocean Power Technologies Inc has deployed one of its PowerBuoys wave energy devices at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii USA.

  • World's biggest tidal power plant to be built in South Korea
    Jan 21, 2010 - BBC Monitoring

    The world's largest tidal power station will be constructed off the coast of Inchon. GS Engineering and Construction signed a memorandum of understanding with state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) on Wednesday and will begin construction later next year with a view to completion around 2017.

  • Ocean Energy Could Reach 200 GW of Renewable Capacity by 2025
    Jan 19, 2010 - Renwable Energy World.Com

    If ocean energy trial projects are successful in the next few years, the industry could represent a large source of renewable electricity, reaching up to 200 GW of installed generation capacity by 2025, according to a report by Pike Research.

  • Sandia Labs Working on Energy From Waves, Tides, Moving Water
    Dec 28, 2009 - John Fleck Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

    To a power-generating turbine, the tides moving up and down New York's East River look very much like the wind. In one case, air drives the turbine's blades, in the other it is water. But the science behind it is very much the same.

  • Norway opens first osmotic power plant
    Nov 24, 2009 - TOFTE - Norway - UPI

    A Norwegian power company announced Tuesday Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit will head the opening of the world's first osmotic power plant.

  • NS Power and OpenHydro successfully deploy in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy
    Nov 12, 2009 - HALIFAX and PARRSBORO, NS - PRNewswire

    NS Power and its tidal technology partner OpenHydro have successfully deployed the first commercial scale in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy today.

  • Energy Out of the Blue: Generating Electric Power from the Clash of River and Sea Water
    Oct 19, 2009 - Adam Hadhazy - Scitific American

    In the hunt for alternatives to polluting and climate-warming fossil fuels, attention has turned to where rivers meet the sea. Here, freshwater and saltwater naturally settle their salinity difference, a phenomenon that two pioneering projects in Europe will try to harness to generate clean energy.

  • Southern Company to Build 100 MW Biomass Plant in Texas
    Oct 14, 2009 - Clean Edge News

    Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company that acquires, builds, manages and owns wholesale generation assets, recently announced that it is acquiring Nacogdoches Power, LLC from American Renewables, LLC and will move ahead with construction of the planned biomass power plant in Sacul, Texas.

  • First U.S. hydrokinetic project begins commercial operations
    Aug 26, 2009 - EERE News

    The first federally licensed in-stream hydrokinetic power project in the United States began operating commercially on August 20 on the Mississippi River in Hastings, Minnesota.

  • Ocean Says It Has Finished Trials on Power-Generating Prototype
    Aug 24,2009 - Irish Times

    Ocean Energy said yesterday it had successfully concluded 2 1/2 years of testing on a system for generating electricity from wave power.

  • Sea Power, Part 3
    Aug 10, 2009 - Mason Inman - Renewable Energy World.Com

    In Part 2 of this 3-part series on ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), we documented several pilot OTEC plants that are in the works, including the U.S. Navy's 8-MW plant on the island of Diego Garcia. Along with creating electricity, this plant will desalinate nearly 5 million gallons of drinking water each day. In this third and final installation, we'll explore other side benefits of OTEC and look at OTEC's electricity potential.

  • Sea power, Part 2
    Aug 5, 2009 - Mason Inman - Renewable Energy World.Com

    In theory, ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) could meet all of today's electricity needs. But does the world need OTEC? Solar and wind energy have long track records and are already fast-growing industries. However, as OTEC supporters are quick to point out, those sources have a major limitation: so far, there's no easy or cheap way to store the energy. Solar energy only works during the day and when it's not too cloudy. Wind is intermittent and the turbines spin efficiently only when the weather cooperates.

  • Sea power, Part 1
    Aug 3, 2009 - Mason Inman - Renewable Energy World.Com

    "The current energy crisis is fueling a worldwide search for power. Energy explorers are discovering that the largest reserve of potential energy covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface—the oceans." Replace "energy crisis" with "climate crisis," and these words could be pulled from the websites of any of several companies that are now looking to generate clean electricity from the heat stored in the oceans.

  • Is the ocean Florida's untapped
    July 27, 2009 -

    • Scientists researching turbines that turn ocean currents into electricity
    • Turbines could generate power for up to 7 million homes in fuel-starved Florida
    • Project aims to develop 20-kilowatt underwater turbine by spring 2010
    • Scientists unsure how the technology would affect marine wildlife

  • Download the latest research on regional ocean power trends
    Jun 10, 2009 - Clean Edge Alert

    Ocean power technology has steadily been gaining momentum globally. As the tide grows for ocean power technologies it is a prime opportunity for investors and policymakers to get up to speed on the challenges and opportunities facing ocean power.

  • Ocean renewable energy at a critical juncture
    Jun 1, 2009 - Pike Research

    The earth’s largest water source, the ocean that covers three-quarters of the planet, has yet to be tapped in any major way for electricity generation.  However, dozens of technology companies and project developers are now striving to change that, working to make hydrokinetic power the next hot renewable energy sector. 

  • Mass. putting final touches on ocean planning map
    May 31, 2009 - The Associated Press - Steve LeBlanc

    As the nation increasingly looks to its oceans for energy, Massachusetts is putting the final touches on a vast regulatory map designed to plot out where wind farms, and other offshore projects, can be located in its coastal waters.

  • Obama Seeks Funding Cuts for Wave, Tidal Energy Research
    May 31, 2009 - McClatchy Washington Bureau

    The Obama administration has proposed a 25 percent cut in the research and development budget for one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the Northwest - wave and tidal power.

  • Marine renewables to expand underwater
    Apr 30, 2009 - M2 PRESSWIRE

    English and Welsh waters are to be scoped out, for the first time, for their potential to host marine energy devices. A new study will look at the potential for wave, tidal-stream and tidal range technologies around the English and Welsh coastline.

  • The potential of ocean power
    Mar 25, 2009 - Daniel Englander - Energy Central - Marine Renewables

    Ocean power is 832 times denser than the air flowing over wind turbines as tidal waves are predictable up to the minute at least 100 years in advance.

  • Biologically inspired ocean power systems
    Mar 22, 2009 -

    BioPower Systems is commercialising ocean power conversion technologies. Through application of biomimicry, we have adopted nature's mechanisms for survival and energy conversion in the marine environment and have applied these in the development of our proprietary wave and tidal power systems.

  • Lockheed, Ocean Power to Team Up on Wave Power
    Jan 26, 2009 - Josie Garthwaite -

    Lockheed Martin Corp. and Ocean Power Technologies plan to develop a utility-scale wave power project off the coast of California or Oregon, the two said this morning.

  • Scotland's Seas Chart Potential for New Wealth
    Jan 29, 2009 - The Scotsman

    The huge economic potential of marine renewables in the north of Scotland is to be set out in a masterplan that will also highlight environmental challenges facing developers.

  • SeaGen tidal energy system reaches full power
    Dec 31, 2008 -

    STRANGFORD LOUGH, N. IRELAND, UK - SeaGen, developed by Marine Current Turbines, has for the first time generated at its maximum capacity of 1.2 MW.

  • Ocean Energy Agenda Supported by Coastal Mayors, Industrial Leaders, Academics and Environmentalists
    Coalition Praises Obama Transition Team for Attention to Ocean Renewable Energy Issues
    Dec 22, 2008 - Environmental Defense Fund

    Ocean energy has the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs in the United States and generate as much as 10 percent of the nation’s demand for electricity, the equivalent of all hydroelectric energy in the U.S. today. This good news comes from a growing and diverse coalition who recently presented a roadmap for harnessing the power of the ocean to transition teams from the incoming Obama administration. The document details how to fix the confusing – and sometimes contradictory - array of federal regulations that now govern the industry.

  • SeaGen Tidal Energy System Reaches Full Power - 1.2MW
    Dec 18, 2008 - Marine

    Northern Ireland: SeaGen, the world’s first commercial scale tidal stream turbine, designed and developed by British tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines, has for the first time generated at its maximum capacity of 1.2MW. This is the highest power so far produced by a tidal stream system anywhere in the world and exceeds the previous highest output of 300kW produced in 2004 by Marine Current Turbines’ earlier SeaFlow system, off the north Devon coast.

  • Wave and Tidal Current Stream activity increasing
    Dec 17, 2008 - Douglas Westwood -

    A new study published by energy business analysts Douglas-Westwood, “The World Wave & Tidal Market Report 2009-2013” forecasts that 86 MW of wave and tidal current stream capacity will be installed worldwide in the 2009 to 2013 period.

  • Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists
    Nov 29, 2008 - Jasper Copping -

    A revolutionary device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents could provide enough power for the entire world, scientists claim.

  • Concerns emerge about environmental effects of wave-energy technology
    Nov 17, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michelle Ma Seattle Times

    What started out as a mad dash to extract energy from the ocean's waves and tides has slowed to a marathoner's pace -- complete with a few water breaks and sprained ankles along the way.

  • Iberdrola and Tecnalia install first prototype to produce wave energy in Spain
    Oct 16, 2008 - Datamonitor

    Iberdrola and Tecnalia have installed, within the framework of the Oceantec Project, the first prototype for producing wave energy on the coast of Guipuzcoa, at the town of Pasajes in Spain.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Awards Lockheed Martin Contract to Demonstrate Innovative Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Subsystem
    Oct 8, 2008 - Lockheed Martin - PRNewswire

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a cooperative agreement contract with a maximum value of $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate innovative technologies to enable ocean thermal energy power generation.

  • Step forward for wave energy in Portugal
    Sep 26, 2008 -

    350,000 homes in Portugal could be powered by electricity harnessed from the power of the Atlantic Ocean’s waves, following the launch of a commercial wave power farm in Póvoa do Varzim, South of Porto.

  • Ocean Offers Hope for Green Energy
    Sep 25, 2008 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Five miles off the southern tip of Long Beach Island, an oversize yellow buoy floats alone, purposefully mounting the waves and occasionally phoning home.

  • Portugal plugs into wave power
    Sep 23, 2008 - The Associated Press

    Lisbon - Portugal has inaugurated a wave energy farm that the government claims is the world's first to provide power to a national grid.

  • Tidal Feeds Electricity to Grid
    Jul 28, 2008 -

    BRISTOL, UK - What is said to be the world’s first commercial-scale tidal current turbine project in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, has delivered electricity onto the grid for the first time.

  • Severn tidal power: list of proposals published
    Jul 24, 2008 - Newsroom

    A list of 10 proposed projects that could provide clean, green energy from the tide in the Severn Estuary is being considered. The list has been published at an event to discuss the progress of the feasibility study in Cardiff attended by organisations such as environmental groups, local businesses and councils.

  • Wave Farm is Unveiled
    Mar 6, 2008 - Daily Mirror

    Ireland has unveiled a new wave farm that will power more than 700 homes.

  • Energy Giant Announces Plans for Tidal Power 'Farm'
    Feb 9, 2008 - Press and Journal, The Aberdeen (UK)

    A Scheme to create one of the world's first commercial tidal energy schemes, off the coast of north Wales, was announced yesterday.

  • Oceanlinx to Provide Wave Energy for Maui
    Feb 8, 2008 -

    Oceanlinx Limited, an Australia-based high-tech company, has formally announced plans to provide electricity to Maui Electric Company from Hawaii's first wave energy project. The project will provide up to 2.7 megawatts (MW) of energy from two to three floating platforms located one-half to three-quarters of a mile to the north of Pauwela Point on the northeast coast of Maui.

  • Marine energy: Europe is leading the way
    Jan 23, 2008 - Engineer Live

    Wave energy sources are not only available in plenty, but are also consistent, predictable and have the highest energy density among all renewable energy sources.

  • Bay of Fundy to get three test turbines
    Jan 9, 2008 - David Ehrlich -

    North America's first tidal power test site could be up and running as early as next year. The government of Nova Scotia, Canada, picked three candidates to get a first shot at testing their tidal power generators in the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world.

  • Engineers Test Sea Tidal Power
    Jan 2, 2008 - Liverpool Echo

    The ability to harness tidal power for the UK has been boosted after research by engineering specialist Frazer-Nash, which has its north west base in Warrington.

  • AFA researchers testing ocean waves for energy
    Dec 31, 2007 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Roeder The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Researchers at the Air Force Academy are developing an idea that could use ocean waves to meet much of the nation's energy needs.

  • PG&E agrees to buy power from Canadian firm's proposed 'wave park'
    Dec 18, 2007 - David R. Baker - San Francisco Chronicle

    The dream of generating electricity from the ocean's waves will take a major step forward today when Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announces its support for plans to build the nation's first commercial wave power plant off the coast of Northern California, the latest step in the state's efforts to combat global warming.

  • Bush Administration Aims to Tap into Ocean's Wind Power
    Nov 5, 2007 - The News & Observer

    A year after a bitter congressional fight over offshore drilling for oil and gas, the Bush administration now wants to tap the ocean's winds, waves and currents as a source for alternative energy.

  • World's First Major Wave Farm is Set to Get Green Light Off Cornwall
    Sep 18, 2007 - Belfast Telegraph

    Funding for the scheme - described as a giant electrical socket on the seabed - has already been approved by the South West of England Regional Development Agency (RDA).

  • Underwater turbines overwhelmed by powerful East River
    Aug 13, 2007 Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Six giant turbines lowered into the East River to harness the kinetic power of its tides have been shut down for repairs and a basic redesign weeks after being dedicated.

  • Harvesting the Power of Ocean & Tidal Energy
    Aug 1, 2007 -

    A small team of engineers based in Cornwall, England, have made a breakthrough with the development of a turbine that they claim could solve the commercial viability of tidal power. Known as the Osprey turbine, the technology can be used to create electricity offshore at sea -- or in tidal rivers and inland waterways.

  • Saudi Arabia of Renewable Energy' Off Scotland's Coast
    Jun 23, 2007 - The Scotsman

    It has been described as the "greatest untapped source of energy Scotland has ever had", capable of generating enough electricity for every home and business in the country several times over.

  • PG&E, San Francisco and Golden Gate Energy Combine Efforts to Explore Tidal Power Options in SF Bay
    Jun 19, 2007 - PRNewswire

    In support of ongoing efforts to increase California's renewable power supplies and address climate change, Pacific Gas and Electric Company today signed an agreement with the City and County of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Energy Company to conduct the most comprehensive study yet undertaken to assess the possibilities for harnessing the tides in San Francisco Bay to create a new source of zero- emissions, renewable electric power for California energy customers.

  • N.S., N.B. to share cost of Bay of Fundy tidal power study
    Jun 13, 2007 - The News, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Buoyed by the potential of tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy, the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia governments are jointly funding a study that will bring marine renewable power generation one step closer to a reality.

  • Tidal power trials
    Jun 9 2007 - The Journal

    Tidal power pioneers in the North-East yesterday set out their stall in the "green" battle with wind farms. Inventors such as former Swan Hunter naval architect Graham Mackie and his Evopod are bidding for a slice of a £50m Government fund to develop electricity from the ebb and flow of the tide.

  • Tidal barrage moves a step closer
    May 23, 2007 - BBC

    Plans for a £14bn barrage that would harness the tidal energy of the Severn estuary have taken a step forward.

  • South Korea to build world's largest tidal power station
    May 4, 2007 - AsiaPulse

    South Korea's Incheon City said Thursday that it plans to build the world's largest tidal power station on Ganghwa Island by 2014.

  • Companies Pursing Ocean Power along the Northern U.S. Shores
    May 2, 2007 - EERE Network News

    EERE Network News - Judging by recent permitting activity, there is a great deal of interest in developing wave and tidal energy projects in northern coastal areas of the United States. ORPC Alaska, a subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Corporation, LLC (ORPC), announced in late April that it received preliminary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to pursue tidal energy projects in Alaska's Cook Inlet and Resurrection Bay. The company has a ways to go, though, as it plans to build a prototype tidal energy turbine device next year and build a full-scale prototype in 2009 before developing the Alaska sites. Finavera Renewables Inc. has a greater chance of developing its proposed site near Coos County, Oregon, since it already has a working prototype of its AquaBuoy wave energy converter. Finavera's subsidiary, AquaEnergy Group Ltd., was awarded a preliminary permit on Monday for its proposed 100-megawatt wave energy plant. Oceanlinx Limited, formerly known as Energetech, is also interested in the Oregon coast, and has applied for a preliminary permit for a site near Florence. Oceanlinx plans to build a 15-megawatt wave energy plant at the site.

  • Investment boosts wave and tidal technologies
    Mar 14, 2007 - International Power Engineer

    Scotland has increased its funding for wave and tidal power by £5m to meet demand, bringing total investment in the sector up to £13m.

  • PG&E to Study Wave Power in Humboldt & Mendocino
    Feb 28, 2007 - PRNewswire

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company took the first step towards developing generation projects that could convert the abundant wave energy off the coast of Mendocino and Humboldt Counties into electricity by filing two preliminary permit applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Named "WaveConnect," the proposed developments would extend PG&E's environmental leadership by providing its customers with a new source of clean, renewable power.

  • Wave Farm Points Way Ahead for Scotland
    Feb 20, 2007 -, The Scotsman

    The world's biggest wave-power farm is to be built off Scotland's coast, ushering in a revolution in green energy production, The Scotsman can reveal.

    Feb 18, 2007 - The Associated Press

    A Scottish firm is the second company to express interest in harnessing wave energy along the Douglas County coastline.

  • Maine Maritime wants to create tidal energy testing center
    Feb 14, 2007 - The Associated Press

    Maine Maritime Academy wants to establish a tidal power test facility in the waters of the Bagaduce River.

  • OPT Wave Farm in Spain
    Feb 2, 2007 -

    The Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) wave power station to be constructed off the coast of the Cantabria region in northern Spain, which will use OPT's patented PowerBuoy technology, signed an operation and maintenance (O&M) contract following the signing of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract last July.

  • Energy From the Restless Sea
    Aug 3, 2006 - The NY Times

    There is more riding the waves here than surfers, thanks to a growing number of scientists, engineers and investors. A group of entrepreneurs is harnessing the perpetual motion of the ocean and turning it into a commodity in high demand: energy. Right now, machines of various shapes and sizes are being tested off shores from the North Sea to the Pacific — one may even be coming to the East River in New York State this fall — to see how they capture waves and tides and create marine energy.

  • The Ocean's Power
    Jul 19, 2006 - Ken Silverstein - EnergyBiz Insider

    When Maine decided to enact an energy bill that would require 10 percent of its generation sources to come from renewable energy by 2017, it knew the task would be challenging. To get there, it will try and take advantage of one form of green energy that gets little attention: ocean energy.

  • Power plan makes waves
    Jun 24, 2006 - The Dominion Post

    Cook Strait could be the answer to New Zealand’s energy problems say scientists.

  • The Age of Undersea Windmills Begins
    Mar 16, 2006 - Harry Valentine -

    An announcement was made during late February in Bermuda advising that construction was to begin on an undersea windmill installation that will provide up to 10% of Bermuda's electricity. This project will be the first commercial application of a technology that can generate electrical power ocean currents. It is a concept that has been debated, researched and debated over several years. Unlike tidal power stations that can only generate power for up to 10-hours per day, installations like the proposed Bermuda project could generate power throughout the day.

  • Sustainable and Innovative Wave Energy
    Nov 2005 -

    Port Kembla Trial Deployment Results
    A full-scale ocean trial of the Energetech wave energy device took place at Port Kembla on October 26, and real power was generated into the on-board grid. A proportion of this power was used to produce desalinated water on-board the device.

  • Power Plan Makes Waves

    Power companies are investigating an ambitious project to place underwater turbines in Cook Strait as an answer to New Zealand’s electricity shortage.

  • Wave Power - From Dream to Reality

    Energetech has developed a practical wave energy power generator (and built a first operating unit) using a set of patents which address all of the above, in a manner that shows the use of wave power to now be a viable (and commercially efficient) means of generating electrical power.

  • Waves run this power plant
    Jan 2, 2001 - msnbc

    Oceans seen as powerful and profitable source of energy
    Waves inside this bunker off the Scottish coast create air drafts, which turn blades inside the green turbine. The energy generated is sold to two utilities.

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