The newest affordable clean energy source that scientists have laid eyes on is the one provided by hydrokinetic systems such as ocean waves and free-flowing rivers. Researchers estimate that this ÃƒÂ¢€Ã…â€œfreshÃƒÂ¢€ source of energy could supply electricity to meet up to 10% of America's power needs.
The SeaKinetics company recently has developed an innovative, tethered tidal and marine current energy generator known as the HydroWing, that is capable to provide zero carbon emission renewable energy by converting tidal power into clean electricity.
Scientists at the University of California Davis are working to develop a technology that will allow sailing ships to generate electricity from the ocean while they are far from the shores. This fleet of sailing ships would then turn wind power into hydrogen, which would be stored onboard, to be unloaded later and used.
Aquamarine Power, a wave energy developer, has recently unveiled a new wave power generator called Oyster 2, that is able to capture about 250% more electricity than its predecessor. The Oyster 2 measures about 85 feet long and 53 feet wide, being capable to produce 800 kilowatts of energy.
A wave power test plant has been deployed on Nov. 17 two miles offshore of Fort Pierce, Fla., and is now being tested by its designers, researchers from Florida Institute of Technology's College of Engineering. The power plant has been named "Wing Waves," and works by harvesting the elliptical motion of waves 30 to 60 feet deep, and converting it into electricity.
This is probably news for geeks, but have you ever considered developing your own wave power generator? If what is holding you back is...
Florida's needs of electricity have made scientists think about never energy solutions. The needs of 4-7 million homes are so big that conventional energy would be too expensive and pollutant to still be used.
SAROS is one of a kind, portable desalination plant, which converts sea water into drinking water, powered by sea waves. With climate change taking its...
You may use small wood boards, or toy boats "borrowed" from your kids. Or as well you may teach your little ones how to build a free energy device.
According to a report in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, estuary barges and tidal streams might be able to provide...