wave energy conversion device News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • National Wind Technology Center begins first Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility. Representatives from Columbia Power Technologies, NREL and project partners celebrate the start of generator testing for the Columbia Power wave energy generator. ...

  • 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 ...


  • Funding Supports Research into Wave Energy

    The Province is providing $150,000 from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) at the University of Victoria to support research into the potential of ocean waves to generate clean, renewable and affordable electricity. “Our B.C. coast is not only one of the province’s most beautiful resources, its waves could also be a source of clean energy, ...

  • Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Full-Scale Wave Energy Device Testing

    The Energy Department, in coordination with the Navy, today announced funding for two companies that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for America’s clean energy future. Ocean Energy USA and Northwest Energy Innovations will test their innovative wave energy conversion (WEC) devices for one year in new deep water test berths at the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 announces $10 million for wave energy demonstration at Navy’s Hawaii test site

    The Energy Department today announced $10 million to test prototypes designed to generate clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves and help diversify America’s energy portfolio. The Energy Department-supported demonstrations at the U.S. Navy’s wave energy test site off Hawaii’s island of Oahu will help develop reliable wave energy options and collect important performance ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas: advanced controls, crosscutting power take-off (PTO)—which converts ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EMEC tests wave and tidal energy at sea using DHI MIKE modeling technologies

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has decided to use DHI’s MIKE modelling technologies for studying water levels, currents and waves in the often rather harsh environment at EMEC’s test sites in the Orkney Islands located NW of Scotland, UK. EMEC is a test centre created to promote the development of the wave and tidal stream energy conversion industries in the UK and wider. The ...


  • Ocean Power Technologies and Lockheed Martin to Collaborate on Utility Scale PowerBuoy for Oregon Wave Power Project

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT) ("OPT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it will collaborate with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in connection with OPT’s proposed commercial-scale wave power generation project at Reedsport, Oregon. Lockheed Martin will provide design, manufacturing, system integration and supply chain management expertise to enhance ...

  • Ocean Power Technologies PB150 Device Outperforms in Sea Tests

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT) ("OPT" or the "Company"), a leading wave energy technology company, is pleased to announce that the first of its new generation utility-scale PowerBuoy® device, the PB150, has delivered better-than-expected initial results from tests being conducted off the northeast coast of Scotland. Rated at 150 kilowatts, this device was ...

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • The UK Is Full of Pockets of Green Energy Producers, Says green energy uk

    Most people understand the value of being self-sufficient and in an attempt to contribute to producing sustainable energy; they recycle, compost and install solar panels. green energy uk recognises that the UK is full of pockets of green energy producers who continually contribute to the UK's already well-established sustainable efforts via wind and solar farms. The UK is ranked as the eighth ...


  • Ocean energy wants place in EU`s energy future

    Wave and tidal energy could provide 15% of Europe"s energy needs by 2050, the industry estimates, calling for support measures to realise its potential. The European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) last week (15 July) published a 2050 roadmap for ocean energy, highlighting the major potential of energy produced from the flow of waves and tides or the thermal and salinity gradients of oceans and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Department of energy awards $37 million for Marine and Hydrokinetic energy technology development

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced selections for more than $37 million in funding to accelerate the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies, which seek to generate renewable electricity from the nation's oceans and free-flowing rivers and streams. The 27 projects range from concept studies and component design research to ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • IBM, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Focus on Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity.  This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • GBP 8m project to help unlock potential of marine energy launched by The Energy Technologies Institute

    An £8 million project that will produce tools capable of accurately estimating the energy yield of major wave and tidal stream energy has been approved by the Energy Technologies Institute.Performance Assessment of Wave and Tidal Array Systems (PerAWaT), a project led by Garrad Hassan, and including EDF Energy, EON, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Oxford, Queen’s University Belfast ...

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