Time and tide wait for no man, so the saying goes. Sailors used to have to sail with the inevitable changing of the tides and were subject to the whims of the sea. Now, in Wales, humans will soon use the sea’s reliable indifference to us to generate energy. Construction has … [Read more...] about Could tidal energy be the new wave of renewables?
Tidal energy could soon hit record conversion efficiency thanks to a new development from scientists at Australia’s RMIT. The engineers have developed a novel design for a convertor that they claim operates with far greater efficiency than current systems. They hope the … [Read more...] about New tidal energy design harvests double the energy from ocean waves
Some time ago, we introduced you to KiteKraft, an innovative kite design that uses the power of the wind to generate clean electricity. Now, a similar kite system aims to do the same, but by using tidal and river currents instead. Called Manta, the system was developed by … [Read more...] about This underwater kite generates electricity using water currents
Wave energy has a huge potential to help move our economies towards a post-carbon future, but progress around the world to bring the appropriate technologies to a commercial scale has been rather slow. In Scotland, however, the situation is quite different. Home to many islands … [Read more...] about This wave energy machine is part of Scotland’s plan to fight climate change
After more than five years of powering local homes and businesses, tidal energy turbines in the Shetland Islands of Scotland are now charging electric vehicles. Car owners living on the island of Yell can now charge their vehicles using sea-generated energy harvested by Nova … [Read more...] about Electric cars on Scottish island can now be powered entirely by the sea