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  • Converting wave energy to clean water and power

    Resolute Marine Energy from Boston USA, won Global Entrepreneurship Week\'s inaugural Startup Open, the competition\'s directors revealed. The company uses the power of the ocean to produce drinkable water and electricity. The small-scale system converts energy from the waves into electrical power or into pressurised seawater, so we can provide both drinking water and clean, more affordable ...


  • New ideas give energy boost to wave power

    All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe will make wave power competitive. At present, most ...


    By Climate News Network

  • $1.3m funding for wave power development in Australia

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will use the funding to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project. Australia’s only wave power development – Carnegie Wave Energy Limited’s Perth Wave Energy Project off Garden Island in Western Australia – will be monitored as part of the project, allowing CSIRO to improve ...


    By Climate Action

  • Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power

    The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. Research led by the University of Exeter, published (27 June) in the journal Renewable Energy, could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The study was carried out by a team of mathematicians and engineers from the University ...


    By FLS Energy

  • Edward Davey sees wave power in action

    Secretary of State Edward Davey visited Inverness, Scotland on Saturday for a roundtable discussion on Scottish renewable energy. The conference was a good way for him to meet some of DECC’s key Scottish stakeholders, and to discuss areas of the department’s agenda such as Electricity Market Reform (EMR) and ProjectTransmit. The Secretary of State then went to visit Wavegen ...

  • Essential analysis of wave energy

    This analysis attempts to focus on the universally accepted Engineering and Physical laws that represent a corner stone of our society. COMMON TERMINOLOGY: The energy in a wave has been calculated and published in the IEA Ocean Energy Systems Report and other Journals, showing values, on a per meter wave frontage, of 2+Kw for 1 meter waves and 75Kw for 5 meter waves. This ...


  • Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

    With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This pilot testing is now ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Eco Wave Power for Its Path-Breaking Innovation in the Field Of Wave Energy Generation

     Based on its recent analysis of the wave energy generation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eco Wave Power with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for developing and implementing an all-round solution for effective energy harvesting from waves. "Driven by the energy crisis around the globe, an escalation of activities in newer forms of renewable ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Pelamis Wave Power Selects Pulsant to Safeguard Vital Data in the Cloud

      Custom built cloud & connectivity solution frees Pelamis engineers to focus on developing renewable energy technology  Cloud, connectivity and hosting provider, Pulsant, is supporting Pelamis Wave Power by helping to manage, backup and store data vital to the development of its world-leading wave energy technology. With operations in Edinburgh and Orkneysupporting two ...


    By Pelamis Wave Power

  • Calling All Coders: Help Advance America`s Wave Power Industry

    With more than 50% of the nation's population living within 50 miles of coastlines, we have vast potential to provide clean, renewable electricity to communities and cities across the United States using marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. To help this emerging industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of wave ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Ocean Power Technologies deploys wave energy device off Hawaii coast

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) announced on February 1 that it has successfully deployed one of its PowerBuoy wave energy devices about a mile offshore from a U.S. Marine Corps Base on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The device generates up to 40 kilowatts of power from the rise and fall of the waves, and since its deployment in December 2009, it has been generating power within ...

  • Oyster® Wave Power Device wins Innovator of the Year 2009

    Aquamarine Power (“Aquamarine”) has been celebrated as a leading force in the UK’s renewable energy sector, winning the coveted ‘Innovator Award 2009’ for its market leading Oyster® wave energy converter at this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards. Aquamarine competed against seven other shortlisted nominees to win the award which honours outstanding excellence in innovative features of ...


    By Aquamarine Power

  • PG&E First in the Nation to Buy Wave Energy

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 21, 2007 (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has entered into a long-term, two megawatt commercial wave energy power purchasing agreement with Finavera Renewables Inc. both companies said Tuesday. Finavera has begun development plans for the two megawatt wave energy project to be constructed 2.5 miles off the coast of Humboldt County, California. The ...

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


  • Reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production. The new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Scotland to host one of world’s biggest wave stations

    One of the world’s largest wave stations is to be constructed in the Western Isles of Scotland. Scottish ministers have granted consent for npower renewables application to operate a wave farm with a 4MW capacity at Siadar on the Isle of Lewis.  It is one of the first marine renewable energy projects to be approved in the UK and follows the recent launch of the £10 million Saltire Prize. “These ...


    By WWF UK

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator - safety & survivability

    Safety The SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology can be fabricated in a shipyard and towed to location for deployment. Installation, Maintenance and Replacement can all be achieved from surface vessels, with Maintenance taking place on site. Survivability There is also a very significant case to be made for selecting a minimum float size that will ...


  • Wave Energy Device Deployed Off Oregon Coast

    NEWPORT, Oregon, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Finavera Renewables Inc. has successfully deployed and commissioned the first commercial scale wave energy converter off the west coast of North America. The company plans the phased installation of a multi-device wave park and commercial electricity generation by 2010. The wave energy converter, called the AquaBuOY 2.0, is ...

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator, technology applications

    This unique and proprietary SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology, supporting 5 to 10 floats or more as a single array, provides superior results of cost by virtue of its ability to store energy from multiple arrays (mini farm), before Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) to electricity is performed. This two-phase approach to harvesting wave energy introduces a cost effective magnitude-of-scale ...


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