Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Holy Island Wales

Could tidal energy be the new wave of renewables?

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 begun on the Read More...

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New tidal energy design harvests double the energy from ocean waves

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 breakthrough could pave Read More...

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This underwater kite generates electricity using water currents

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 scientists at the Read More...

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This wave energy machine is part of Scotland’s plan to fight climate change

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 and tidal currents, Read More...

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Electric cars on Scottish island can now be powered entirely by the sea

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 Innovation’s tidal Read More...

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The most powerful tidal turbine is expected to start generating power in 2020

A company that focuses on converting tidal currents into energy has introduced its newest turbine design. The device, which will be deployed in 2020, is expected to be the most powerful tidal generating platform in the world. This is a breakthrough in the industry as ocean energy could potentially Read More...