wave energy News

  • Essential analysis of wave energy

    This analysis attempts to focus on the universally accepted Engineering and Physical laws that represent a corner stone of our society. COMMON TERMINOLOGY: The energy in a wave has been calculated and published in the IEA Ocean Energy Systems Report and other Journals, showing values, on a per meter wave frontage, of 2+Kw for 1 meter waves and 75Kw for 5 meter waves. This ...


  • Ireland funding Wave energy technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed the formal funding agreement with the Irish Government's Sustainable Energy Association (SEAI) for a EUR150,000 project to evaluate potential CETO wave sites in Ireland and develop a site specific conceptual design. The project is 50% funded by the SEAI and 50% by Carnegie and forms the first phase of detailed design for a potential 5MW ...

  • Making waves work: wave energy trials underway in Wellington

    A uniquely ‘Kiwi’ wave energy generator is harnessing the power of waves in Evans Bay Wellington. The device has been developed by Wave Energy Technology New Zealand (WET-NZ) – a partnership between the Crown Research Institutes Industrial Research Limited (IRL), and NIWA, and the Wellington power consultancy Power Projects Limited (PPL). The generator in Evans Bay is an experimental prototype. ...

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator, technology comparison

    The SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology compares very favorably with, and surpasses all existing ‘coupled with the sea’ technologies designed for deployment on the ocean’s surface. The following figures are but a few extracted from such ‘coupled with the sea’ technologies. This SIE-CAT illustration uses five- 12’ diameter floats, with a total surface ...


  • Converting wave energy to clean water and power

    Resolute Marine Energy from Boston USA, won Global Entrepreneurship Week\'s inaugural Startup Open, the competition\'s directors revealed. The company uses the power of the ocean to produce drinkable water and electricity. The small-scale system converts energy from the waves into electrical power or into pressurised seawater, so we can provide both drinking water and clean, more affordable ...

  • Reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production. The new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator - safety & survivability

    Safety The SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology can be fabricated in a shipyard and towed to location for deployment. Installation, Maintenance and Replacement can all be achieved from surface vessels, with Maintenance taking place on site. Survivability There is also a very significant case to be made for selecting a minimum float size that will ...


  • PG&E First in the Nation to Buy Wave Energy

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 21, 2007 (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has entered into a long-term, two megawatt commercial wave energy power purchasing agreement with Finavera Renewables Inc. both companies said Tuesday. Finavera has begun development plans for the two megawatt wave energy project to be constructed 2.5 miles off the coast of Humboldt County, California. The ...

  • Renewable energy wave rolls across Australia

    Waves around Australia and hot rocks beneath it have the capacity to power Australia into a clean energy future and provide thousands of new jobs, according to two new reports from WWF. Power to Change: Australia’s Wave Energy Future estimates the the wave energy industry will create 3,210 jobs by 2020, including jobs in local manufacturing and maintenance. By 2050 this figure is expected to grow ...


    By WWF International

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


    By Oregon State University

  • Insurance business to ride renewable energy wave

    The report, commissioned by Swiss Re, looked at six of the world’s leading markets for solar and wind, namely Australia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Depending on the scenario, insurance premium volumes in these markets could increase from $850m today to anywhere between $1.5bn and $2.8bn by the end of this decade. Drivers of increased demand include ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator, technology applications

    This unique and proprietary SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator technology, supporting 5 to 10 floats or more as a single array, provides superior results of cost by virtue of its ability to store energy from multiple arrays (mini farm), before Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) to electricity is performed. This two-phase approach to harvesting wave energy introduces a cost effective magnitude-of-scale ...


  • Wave Energy Device Deployed Off Oregon Coast

    NEWPORT, Oregon, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Finavera Renewables Inc. has successfully deployed and commissioned the first commercial scale wave energy converter off the west coast of North America. The company plans the phased installation of a multi-device wave park and commercial electricity generation by 2010. The wave energy converter, called the AquaBuOY 2.0, is ...

  • New ideas give energy boost to wave power

    All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe will make wave power competitive. At present, most ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Wave energy innovation wins SETsquared student scholarship

    June 2nd 2011 - The SETsquared partnership, one of the UK’s most successful university collaborations, has announced the results of its competition to find a student to take part in the Kauffman Global Scholars Program.   The winner is 22-year-old Alistair Shepherd, who is in the final year of a Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of ...


  • Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power

    The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. Research led by the University of Exeter, published (27 June) in the journal Renewable Energy, could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The study was carried out by a team of mathematicians and engineers from the University ...


    By FLS Energy

  • SIE-CAT wave energy accumulator - technology overview

    The SIE-CAT Wave Energy Accumulator, Sustainable Energy from Ocean Waves, is a unique and proprietary next generation ‘Green’ technology. The SIE-CAT technology, when ‘commercialized’, will combat Global Warming by offering the ability to produce a sustainable, cost effective means of capturing and retrieving renewable wave energy from the world’s oceans and large ...


  • WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

    The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team led by Ricardo Inc. of Van Buren Township, Michigan for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition. The WEC Prize aims to attract innovative ideas from developers by offering a monetary prize ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Launches Competition to Drive Innovations in Wave Energy

    The Energy Department today announced the opening of the registration period for the Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years. By accelerating the development of WEC devices that capture more energy from ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for seventeen projects to help sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, these projects will ...


    By US Department of Energy

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