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  • National Wind Technology Center begins first Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility. Representatives from Columbia Power Technologies, NREL and project partners celebrate the start of generator testing for the Columbia Power wave energy generator. ...

  • Twitter Q&A: Marine Energy

    The Carbon Trust's Head of Technology Acceleration, Dr Stephen Wyatt, will be answering your questions on marine energy on Wednesday 3 October. Follow @theCarbonTrust and ask questions in advance using the hashtag #AskCarbon. Have you ever wondered how the power of waves and the tides are being harnessed to produce ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Market for Marine Energy

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Global Market for Marine Energy" to its huge collection of research reports. The global marine energy industry is at an exciting and critical stage in its development. After a period of intense development, the leading technologies are now moving rapidly ...


  • Ocean energy wants place in EU`s energy future

    Wave and tidal energy could provide 15% of Europe"s energy needs by 2050, the industry estimates, calling for support measures to realise its potential. The European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) last week (15 July) published a 2050 roadmap for ocean energy, highlighting the major potential of energy produced from the flow of waves and tides or the thermal and salinity gradients of oceans and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Funding Boost for Scottish Marine Energy

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from a £2.8 million share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) which is run by the Carbon Trust. The news was announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...


  • Europe leading the way in marine energy - study

    The sea could supply 20% of UK energy demand and about 10% of world consumption 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. The best resource is found between 40-60 degrees of latitude where the available resource is 30 to 70 kW/m, with peaks of 100 kW/m. The potential worldwide ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 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

  • EI Humber branch visit ABLE Marine Energy Park

    Members of the EI Humber branch were given the opportunity to visit the ABLE Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on 26 November 2015. ABLE UK Ltd gave a background of the company and their offshore and onshore services. They also covered the company development and the project to construct a facility at North Killinghome on the South Bank of the River Humber, to develop a Marine Energy Park. AMEP is a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Cranfield joint research to inform EU policy on marine renewable energy

    A consortium of nine organisations from across Europe will investigate the environmental impact of noise, vibration and electromagnetic emissions from renewable energy devices on marine life. Marine renewable energy devices (MREDs) such as wind turbines are planned in Europe to address the growing requirement for alternative sources of energy. However, little is known about the impact ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Iberdrola Ingeniería heads the world’s largest research project into marine renewable energy

    With a budget of €30 million A total of 19 companies and 25 research centres will take part in the Ocean Lider project over the next three years IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, along with 19 Spanish companies and 25 research centres, is heading a consortium which will develop the world’s largest RDI project into marine renewable energy. The Ocean Lider initiative boasts a budget of €30 ...


    By Iberdrola

  • Wave Energy Company BioPower Systems Forms Alliance With Chinese Industrial Group

     Ocean energy company, BioPower Systems, announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with the major Chinese industrial group, Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group. The alliance between the two companies is aimed at collaborating on technical developments to advance the bioWAVE ocean wave energy system to the commercial stage. Speaking at the All-Energy conference in Melbourne last ...


    By BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd.

  • New Zealand appoints panel to evaluate marine energy applications

    An international panel of renewable energy and business experts has been appointed to evaluate applications for funding to develop marine energy in New Zealand.  The government will be making grants of up to $2 million a year for the next four years, through the Marine Energy Deployment Fund. Applications for the first funding round close at the end of February. Energy Minister David Parker today ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • EU Marine Energy Centre offers free Technology Verification

    The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ocean Power Technologies awarded $1.0 Million by U.S. Department of Energy

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) ("OPT" or "the Company") today announced that it has won a $1.0 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") to enhance the commercial viability of its PowerBuoy(R) wave-energy systems through mechanical component design changes to maximize power-to-weight output ratios and reduce overall installed capital costs. Under the award the ...

  • The rising Tide of Ocean Energy – New Ideas for Renewable Power

    A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough. And a new report from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre expresses confidence ...


    By Climate News Network

  • ScottishPower Renewables Welcomes Hammerfest Strøm`s Commitment to the Scottish Reneweble Energy Sector

    ScottishPower Renewables’ Managing Director Keith Anderson joined First Minister Alex Salmond in Oslo today (Tuesday 17th August) as the Norwegian tidal-power developer Hammerfest Strøm announced major contracts worth £4m to construct the first of their advanced HS1000 tidal turbines in Scotland. Fife-based Burntisland Fabrication Limited (BiFab) has been awarded the ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

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