Energy – Hydro/Tidal/Wave


Large-Scale Floating Offshore Wind Power Is Finally Here

Source: treehugger.com Published: March 10, 2017 © Scottish Government Offshore wind energy has been growing like crazy in the last few decades—so much so that there’s even talk of serious talk of multi-gigawatt offshore wind farms in the US in the not too distant...

UK Tidal Wave Project Will Propel Renewables to New Levels

Source: breakingenergy.com Published: July 7, 2016 By Richard Boud Harnessing tidal power for clean energy has recently taken a huge step forward in the UK, the world’s leading region for development of this important new renewable resource. The MeyGen Tidal Array...

This Device Uses the Power of Waves to Make Ocean Water Drinkable

Source: fastcoexist.com Published: October 28, 2016 By Ben Schiller Off the coast of North Carolina, two friends are developing a new way to desalinate water–a notoriously high-energy, high-cost process. Their solution: use the power of the ocean itself to clean the...

The StingRAY Wave Energy Converter

Source: cleantechnica.com Published: March 7, 2016 Another Milestone For US Wave Energy. #ThanksObama! by Tina Casey  Clean, renewable wave energy has been sloshing up against the shores of North America for millennia, only to disappear into the ether, and it looks...

Scotland The Wave (Tidal Power Takes Over in The North)

Source: earthtimes.org Published: January 6, 2017 The 4-year-old BOLT design by Fred Olsen is one of the most successful wave-power devices, approaching commercial production after extensive testing in the UK’s Falmouth testing area. BOLT image; Credit: © Fred Olsen...

World’s First Large-Scale Tidal Energy Farm Launches in Scotland

Source: theguardian.com Published: September 12, 2016 The Edinburgh-based Atlantis Resources hopes the project will eventually have 269 turbines and provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes. Photograph: Mike Brookes Roper/PA MeyGen tidal stream project leads...

Scottish Fact Of The Week: The Falkirk Wheel

Source: scotsman.com Published: April 9, 2014 The Falkirk Wheel. Picture: Robert Perry A marvel of Scottish engineering, the Falkirk Wheel in central Scotland, completed in 2002, is known as the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. Set with the task of making...