Hydro Energy Articles

  • Waterworld: In the European Union, Hydropower is the key to a renewable energy future

    In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable energy. Much of that will be in the form of solar panels and ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Steam Turbine NDT Inspection Best Practices

    Steam turbines are elegant in their simplicity. Water turns to steam; steam rotates the turbines; energy is transformed into electricity. But this simplicity belies incredible complexities in their operations and tiny intricacies in their build. These intricacies demand a rigorous testing practice to make sure that the turbines work safely. Increasingly, these turbines are tested using Phased ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Pump It Up: How an Alpine Lake Became a Massive Battery Ready to Feed the Grid on a Moment’s Notice

    Two crystal-clear blue lakes in the Swiss canton of Valais, Lac d’Emosson and Lac du Vieux Emosson, look at first glance like any number of local glacier-fed tarns, surrounded by mountains and crystalline air blowing down the slopes of nearby Mont Blanc. But first impressions can be misleading: The twin bodies of water are central components of Nant de Drance, one of the world’s most ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Data Centers’ Energy Use Rises - What’s Next for Efficiency?

    We’ve often heard that for companies to lessen carbon footprint and become environmentally friendly, they must go online or put their papers and process in the “cloud”. But that’s not really the case, as storing files in the cloud also translates to renting a physical space where those data will be stored and accessed when needed. These places are called data centers. They ...


    By AKCP

  • Generator Voltage Regulator

    MTS Power Products serving all of South Florida for over thirty years for their industrial and commercial generator needs. If you genset needs an Generator Voltage Regulator give us a call. Generator Automatic Transfer Switches, Generator Governors, Generator ATS Controls, Generator Battery Chargers, Generator Engine Controls, Generator Auxiliary Excitation Booster and many other Generator ...


    By MTS Power Products

  • Heavy Metal: Building a Huge Hydropower Plant Involves Steady Hands and a Boatload of Finesse

    Late last year, Richard Zheng watched as a mammoth crane lowered one of the world’s biggest generator rotors toward what seemed like a very small hole at the bottom of one of the world’s largest dams. The rotor had taken Zheng and his colleagues years to design and build to exacting specifications. Now this 1,900-metric-ton steel wheel had to be placed inside a ring with a gap of just ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • 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 wave energy converters were proposed as concerns surrounding the 1973 oil crisis began to rise. Since then, R&D of wave energy has been growing as more and more investors and engineers have acknowledged the resource’s environmental and economic benefits. According to a 2020 Market Research Report, the global wave energy market is projected to reach ...


    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

  • 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: The project scope included: a technical, commercial and financial feasibility of high penetration renewable energy an ...


    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 an ...


    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

  • 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: Department of Defence, Western Power and the Australian ...


    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 users. Dedicated to Off-Grid Installations Those who manage a ...


    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 Briquette Plant For Biomass Waste Among the world’s major energy components, biomass energy is now one of the most rapidly growing energy ...

  • 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. ...


    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 Quality Of Charcoal Briquette Machine Finished Products 1. The physical properties of raw ...

  • 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 energy storage. But how is hydrogen produced, where does the gas come from, ...


    By W4P Waves4Power AB

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