Hydro Energy Articles

  • Energy self-sufficient grain mill using hydroelectricity Finland - Case Study

    Pitkäkoski grain mill, located in Kiuruvesi, Central Finland, stands next to an old hydropower plant from the 1930s. The mill itself has been working since the 19th century, and nowadays both the mill and the dam are owned by the current milling ...


    By Nocart Ltd.

  • Demonstration site at Runde, Norway - Case study

    In early 2016 a full size Waves4Power system was launched approximately half a Nautical mile south west of the Runde Island. The system is comprised of an eight meter in diameter buoy connected via a dynamic low voltage cable to the collection hub. Here, a transformer increases the voltage to 22 kV before the power is transmitted via a subsea cable to the shore-based power grid. The plan is to ...


    By W4P Waves4Power AB

  • The Economic Tide of this Renewable Resource is Rising

    In the early 1970s, various types of  ...


    By Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI)

  • Ships Ahoy: GE`s New Smart Vessel is Transforming Offshore Wind Farm Maintenance

    If you enjoy tales from the deep, you will know all about Ulysses, the hero of Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey.” The many ordeals he and his crew endured on their peripatetic journey home from Troy included sailing their ship past beguiling sirens and then charting a path between two terrible sea monsters: Scylla and Charybdis. Great navigational feats are also in a day’s ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Garden Island Microgrid (WA) Project

    The Garden Island Microgrid is an integrated renewable microgrid project including a connection to Carnegie’s wave energy site directly offshore from the island. The 2 MW of solar and associated battery system provide clean, reliable energy to Australia’s largest naval base. Customer :   Department of Defence Project Partners:  ...


    By Carnegie Clean Energy

  • Mauritian Wave and Microgrid Project

    Carnegie was contracted to deliver a renewable energy roadmap for Mauritius. Customer :   Mauritian Government Project Partner :   Australian Government, Mauritian Research Council Location :   Mauritius and the neighbouring island of Rodrigues Features: ...


    By Carnegie Clean Energy

  • CETO Next Generation Project

    Carnegie is undertaking a new development project to significantly improve the performance and reduce the cost of the CETO technology. New innovations coupled with a digital development approach is providing the opportunity to rapidly iterate the design like never before. New tools and technologies are disrupting many industries and Carnegie sees wave energy and its technology in ...


    By Carnegie Clean Energy

  • CETO 6 - Wave Hub (UK) Project

    Carnegie views WaveHub as a world leading facility for demonstration of WEC technology. Carnegie’s UK based subsidiary, CETO Wave Energy UK (CWE (UK) and Wave Hub Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to capture Carnegie’s work delivered to date at Wave Hub and to progress future development for a CETO array at WaveHub. The collaboration activities will focus ...


    By Carnegie Clean Energy

  • Why Energy is a Problem for Data Center Growth

    Data centers located in the USA consume around 90 billion Kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. Globally, data centers account for around 3% of the worlds total energy consumption. At the current rate of data center expansion this is set to double every 4 years! If we use Moores law, transistors get faster, doubling in speed every 24 months. Using this logic, compares should be eight times faster ...


    By AKCP

  • Hydro Power. Power Integrator Power Pilot

    The Power Pilot power integrator has been specifically designed for use in hydroelectric plants with off-grid installations. The Power Pilot has been designed to allow the delivery of power in typically critical load conditions for the hydroelectric power production unit only and to improve the quality of the power supply to the ...


    By IREM SpA

  • Charcoal Briquette Plant Turns Biomass Waste To Fuel Briquette

    Building a biomass charcoal briquette plant will help to reduce other fuel costs and make extra value from the biofuel briquette. Charcoal briquette machine is the indispensable equipment in the charcoal briquette production line. Why Make The Charcoal ...

  • Solar Panels for Boats: How expensive owning a boat can be?

    You have been haunted by the idea of owning a boat. You can’t help but fulfilling that marine fantasy living inside your brain for a long time. Hold your horses and think of all costs before you get trapped! Boat owners know very well how expensive it is to own a boat. Having enough money to buy the boat is not the only consideration; you have to think about all after-purchasing costs. Boat ...


    By Aquamarine Power (AMP)

  • What Are The Requirements To Build A Charcoal Briquette Plant?

    A high-quality charcoal briquette machine, in order to ensure the results of mechanism charcoal, not only from the equipment itself and operators, but also from the raw materials. Because of the quality of raw materials related to the quality of charcoal briquette machine finished products. Improving The ...

  • Where does CO2 free hydrogen gas come from?

    It’s no longer a question whether hydrogen will have a major impact on the automotive industry, but rather an accepted fact that it will. Volvo’s and Daimler’s recent announcement (read here) of joint efforts in developing and manufacturing fuel cells is the latest sign of the importance of hydrogen for ...


    By W4P Waves4Power AB

  • Huge success in photovoltaics through 20 years of the EEG

    20 years EEG. For many this is a reason to celebrate, for opponents it is a reason to swear. No matter what the respective EEG assessment looks like: The success of the EEG in photovoltaics is enormous and will change the world for good: Solar power is already the cheapest energy source in the world and is readily ...


    By Solarpraxis AG

  • 10 Facts you didn’t know about Wind Energy

    The oldest rotary windmills are considered to have been used regularly in agriculture and other purposes since 2000 B.C. by peoples of what would today be China and the Middle East who already sensed what the German physicist Albert Betz, the father of physics governing modern wind turbines, called The Theory of Wind Energy, presented and ...


    By Vortex Bladeless SL

  • 7.5 MWe Direct Drying and Cogeneration - Tissue Industry - Case Study

    OWNER Lucart Group LOCATION Province of Lucca, Italy DIRECT DRYING DESIGN AND SUPPLY Valmet PRODUCT Taurus 70 Gas Turbine CUSTOMER VALUE Efficient and Sustainable Power The Lucart Castelnuovo di Garfagnana tissue mill is part of the Lucart Group, one ...


    By Solar Turbines

  • CityCenter MGM Resorts, Las Vegas, NV - 8.2-MW CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: CityCenter MGM Resorts Las Vegas, NV MARKET SECTOR: Hotel/Casino/Mixed Use FACILITY SIZE: 18 million sq. ft. EQUIPMENT: Two Turbines (Mercury 50) FUEL: Natural Gas USE OF THERMAL ENERGY: Water heating CHP TOTAL EFFICIENCY: 73% ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS: Reduction in carbon emissions. TOTAL PROJECT COST: $12.6M ANNUAL ...


    By Solar Turbines

  • Capitol Power Plant - 7.5 MW CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Washington, D.C. MARKET SECTOR: District Energy & Federal Facility FACILITY SIZE: 7.5 megawatts (MW) Combustion Turbine FACILITY PEAK LOAD: 7.5 MW EQUIPMENT: Combustion Turbine FUEL: Natural Gas (w/ Fuel Oil Backup) USE OF THERMAL ENERGY: Power (backpressure steam turbine), Heating, Domestic Hot Water and Reheat CHP TOTAL ...


    By Solar Turbines

  • 458 MWe Mobile Power Units - National Oil Company - Case Study

    OWNER Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. LOCATION Venezuela, South America PRODUCT Titan 130 Mobile Power Units CUSTOMER VALUE 15 MW Blocks of Stable and Reliable Power In 2010, a severe drought in Venezuela threatened to severely curtail the production of hydroelectric power, which ...


    By Solar Turbines

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