Swansea Bay, beach located in the southern part of Wales in the UK, will soon be the site of a six-mile sea wall complete with 16 underwater turbines. The project, started by a company called Tidal Lagoon Power, will generate enough electricity to power 155,000 homes and create 1,900 new construction …
This is probably news for geeks, but have you ever considered developing your own wave power generator? If what is holding you …
Tides are capable of producing electricity and are more predictable than wind or solar power. Just like wind turbines in the sea, they need to stand on very firm ground. All of that is known from the 60’s, but what researchers didn’t know was how to make that cost-effective, the main reason why development lagged behind.
The Scottish Government is about to approve the world’s largest tidal power project that will be built in the Sound of Islay. According to ScottishPower Renewables, the project is expected to cost about £40 million ($65 million) and will be capable of generating enough energy to power around 5,000 homes.
The Swedish tidal energy device developer Minesto has revealed its latest technology using underwater kites to produce clean electricity. Unlike other similar systems, the new technology, called Deep Green, is capable of operating in slower currents.
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.
Students at Cambridge University have recently created a portable hydroelectric generator that is able to supply up to 1 kW of electricity …
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.
The unit has been invented by Pembrokeshire engineer Richard Ayre, featuring three generators mounted on a triangular frame and due to its floating crane it can easily be lowered and recovered from the seabed.
By combining wind and wave power, the energy output can be drastically increased. The Wave Treader that enables the mix-up will probably be available on the market by 2011.