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Renewable Energy Part 2: Water Based Technologies

Last week, the first part of my three-week special on renewable energy focused on wind energy. This week, I take a look at the three main water-based renewable energy technologies: hydro, wave and tidal. 824 more words

Harnessing the ocean: China’s military looks to wave farms to power radar on remote islands as South China Sea disputes simmer

China has been testing one of the largest power-generating machines of its kind in the world with maximum capacity in excess of 200 kilowatts.

Stephen Chen… 825 more words

Marine Energy Device Mooring and Foundation Designs

by Cassandra Burgess

The deployment of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices requires new approaches to offshore mooring and foundations. Mooring and foundations are essential components of MRE device structures, enabling a device to remain in one spot while responding to the movement of tides or waves. 500 more words

Renewable Energy

Why is the development of wave energy converters so challenging? Part 2: Extracting energy from waves

So, how exactly can we exploit this resource?

The Wave Energy Prize received technical submissions detailing 66 unique WEC concepts.

A very small number of these couldn’t work, but the overwhelming majority were concepts that could exploit, to differing degrees, the fluid motions of water particle motions. 1,100 more words

Wave Energy Prize

Fishing Boat Transformed to Harness Energy from Ocean’s Waves

by Niti Nagar

It might be possible to harness the movement associated with the ocean’s natural waves using docked fishing vessels. Researchers are demonstrating this simple idea is feasible using a demonstration vessel currently docked offshore in Western Norway. 324 more words

Renewable Energy

Hawaiian Wave Power

Technologies for solar and wind power are maturing and stabilizing. Innovations will happen; but, the existing technologies suffice. Tidal and wave power have great potential because tides and waves happen throughout the day and night, and because 50% of Americans live within 50 miles of the coasts. 70 more words