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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (May 24, 2016)

Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, ...

Modelling runoff on ceramic tile roofs using the kinematic wave equations

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 15, 2016)

Generally, roofs are the best candidates for rainwater harvesting. In this context, the correct evaluation of the quantity and quality of runoff from roofs is essential to effectively design rainwater harvesting systems. This study aims to evaluate the performance of a kinematic wave based numerical model in simulating runoff on sloping roofs, ...

EC support for UK power link raises Ireland’s offshore export potential

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Dec. 1, 2015)

The European Commission (EC) announced November 18 it had given priority status to ISLES, a cluster of Irish Sea grid projects which would transmit power from proposed Irish offshore wind farms to the UK grid. There are currently five Irish offshore windfarm projects for a total 2.6 GW of capacity. The inclusion of ISLES in the EC’s list of ...

NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

by National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA  (Aug. 26, 2015)

Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort now underway, aided by NASA observations and analysis, points to an unavoidable rise of several ...

USDA Invests In Rural Energy For America Program

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Aug. 14, 2015)

On August 7, 2015, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $63 million in loans and grants to be distributed through its Rural Energy for American Program (REAP). The $63 million is divided among 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects throughout the nation, in primarily rural communities. In addition to creating jobs and ...

Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed - Case Study

by Valeport Ltd  (Aug. 5, 2015)

Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise have designed and delivered a complete tidal monitoring system, including tide gauges, telemetry equipment, servers, databases, system control, data management and display software, to the Port of London Authority. The system was installed in October 2013 and rigorous testing completed in February 2014.  ...

Renewable energy progress report

by Europa Press Room  (Jun. 16, 2015)

What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains ...

Wavehub 20MW wave-farm collector array - Case Study

by TNEI Services Ltd  (May 21, 2015)

Location: Cornwall Key Facts: Client: JP Kenny, SWRDA Timescale: July 2008 - September 2010 Disciplines: Power Systems Subsea, Marine Renewables Project Description: Project Team: TNEI is engaged as a sub-contractor to Engineering Management Contractor JP Kenny as well as providing an client representative expert. Objective: Review the ...

Renewable, local power options expand

by Triplepundit  (May 15, 2015)

It makes no economic sense to run more than one set of wires from electric power generators to homes and businesses. That’s why consumers haven’t had a choice about the source of their electric power – whether it be an investor-owned utility (IOU), municipal utility or electric cooperative. Enabling consumers to choose between ...

2014 JRC Ocean Energy Status Report

by European Commission, Joint Research Centre  (May 11, 2015)

Abstract Oceans and seas have the potential to play a significant role in providing clean energy. Different technologies are currently being developed to ensure a long term contribution of ocean energy to the future energy system. Among the different ocean energy technologies, tidal and wave conversion systems are expected to contribute the most ...

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