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World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Comes Up in Scotland

August 13, 2010 / No Comments

The Atlantis Resources, the marine renewable power company, has unveiled the world’s largest tidal turbine in Scotland. The massive engineering marvel named AK1000 will be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, this summer. People from around the world attended the unveiling ceremony which took place at the Isleburn Engineering facility, and took their only opportunity to view ...

Sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy could meet energy needs of entire planet

May 28, 2010 / No Comments

With dwindling fossil fuel resources we are working with solar, wind and tidal alternatives to generate power. Just a few days back we talked about an underwater kite feeding on tidal energy to generate power. Taking a step forward, researchers at the University of California are working upon sailing ships that could harvest energy from the ocean far away from ...

Harnessing Her Power – Part 2

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

If you remember in Part 1, I set the table and server up the hors d'oeuvres, appetizer plates, and salads of harnessing Herricanes (If you don’t remember, STOP!  Go back and read Part 1 before continuing).  Now I will serve up heaps of real meat and continue the anger management presentation.

Harnessing Her Power – Part 1

October 19, 2009 / No Comments

Kathryn Siranosian published a blog entry about Hurricane Rick and she got me to thinking.  While I believe it should be named Himmicane Rick and that has nothing to do with this article, hurricanes could be good for the energy business.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues a tsunami watch for Hawaii

September 29, 2009 / No Comments

Officials are keeping a watch on Hawaii's shoreline and asking boaters there to secure their vessels after a large earthquake shook the Pacific and sent a tsunami into Pago Pago in American Samoa earlier today. [caption id="attachment_6539" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Slow motion tsunami"][/caption] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a  tsunami watch for the Hawaiian Islands. You can read the details of the ...

World’s First Wave Farm in Portugal, Lights up to 1,500 Homes

October 25, 2008 / No Comments

The Portuguese have come up with an innovative technology that can generate energy from the waves created on the sea surface, and the Agucadoura is one such wave farm built off the Portugal coast. The wave farm, which is the first of its kind in the world, consists of three Wave Energy Converters that can generate a total of 2.25MW of ...