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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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan supports wave testing program at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center

    GL Garrad Hassan has begun a project for the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai’i (HNEI-UH) supporting the institute’s Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC) wave energy testing program. HINMREC, under funding from the Wind and Water Power Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, is working in collaboration with the U.S. Navy to ...


  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Ocean Power Technologies Announces Results for the Year Ended April 30, 2010

    PENNINGTON, N.J. - Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT and London Stock Exchange AIM: OPT) (“OPT” or “the Company”) announces its financial results for the year ended April 30, 2010. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Highlights Revenue grew by 26% to $5.1 million for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2010, ...

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