The well known Japanese company Toshiba and its perhaps not as well known co-patriate IHI have been tapped to pilot a new ocean energy project that will deploy a phalanx of underwater turbines that float like kites. The project demonstrates once again how legacy companies are transitioning to new clean tech. At a little less […]
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Pilus Energy has developed an innovative technology which cleans wastewater while generating electricity. Bacterial robots (Bactobots) consume pollutants from wastewater and create energy.
The first utility-scale wave energy test facility will be built in Newport, Oregon. The Pacific Marine Energy Center will supply energy to the local power grid.
Maremotrices de Energias Renovables (Marersa) is expanding its wave power offerings. Currently, Marersa has a three megawatt plant at Rosarita in Baja California. They are looking to expand to Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, as well as building more wave power plants in Mexico.
Oregon State University’s wave energy test facility opened earlier this week. It’s available to academic and industry researchers investigating wave and tidal power.
Hydroelectric power accounts for nearly 16% of the world’s electric production. Electricity is produced by water falling through a turbine, either from a natural or artificial waterfall. Hydroelectric generation works equally well on a large scale to provide power to cities or regions or on a small scale to provide power to a single household or project.
The U.S. and China have both committed to financing hydroelectric projects in Pakistan. Pakistan has been experiencing blackouts that last up to sixteen hours, disrupting businesses and industry across the country.
The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park opened earlier this week. Scotland’s first designated zone for the development of wave and tidal energy will bring together industry and universities to research and develop renewable energy.
The use of hydropower for electrical generation has grown steadily worldwide. New technologies make hydropower more efficient and less intrusive into the environment and tourist views. This article via sustainablog lays out the numbers in an easy to understand fashion.
Half of Kainji Dam’s power units have been shut down due to excessive water leaks.
The Ilisu Dam is a dam under construction in Turkey at the headwaters of the Tigris River. It has generated controversy because 55,000-65,000 people will be forcibly relocated and a city with a 10,000-year history will be flooded.
When most people see the water towers that loom over residential areas they typically think of the water pressure in their showers or sinks. But when New York City’s Frank Zammataro — President and Founder of the NYC-based energy company Rentricity — sees a water tower, he sees electricity. Or at least the potential for it.