How floating turbines could harness the awesome power of the tides

Ross Jennings for The Conversation:  The world’s tides contain enough energy to power the entire UK’s electricity consumption. And, since it effectively harnesses the moon’s constant and predictable gravitational pull, tidal power overcomes one of renewable energy’s classic problems – the fact you never know quite how much sun, wind or rain to expect. Now, underwater windmills positioned just below the ocean surface could be a major breakthrough for tidal power. Costly technology and inaccessible locations have thus far held things back. Large, heavy and expensive turbines mounted on the seabed have been developed, but these are aimed at commercial scale developments. Tidal power needs its equivalent of the rooftop solar panel. Imagine then a wind turbine, but underwater, and not fixed to the seabed – these so-called “mobile floating turbines” are a cheaper and more adaptable alternative to big, fixed developments. Most floating turbines look something like this:   Cont'd...

WeAreTeamSolar.com Launches to Extend Solar tax Credit

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) has launched a new site, WeAreTeamSolar.com, to support an extension of the Investment Tax Credit for solar installations as part of upcoming tax extenders' legislation.

INDIANAPOLIS PLUGGED IN FOR LARGEST ELECTRIC CAR SHARING SERVICE

Indianapolis Car Sharing Service Launches Convenient Point-to-Point Transit

Grand Opening of 270 MW K2 Wind Power Project, One of Canada's Largest Wind Facilities

Facility generating approximately $15 million in funding for community initiatives over the next 20 years

Canadian Solar Wins Five Solar Power Projects Totaling 185 MW in Brazil

The five projects are targeted to reach commercial operation in mid-2017.

CarCharging Partners with TWS to Offer Energy Storage and Rechargeable Battery Solutions

Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Owner, Operator, and Provider Offers Property Partners with the Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs

Webdyn entered India

The french company (Webdyn SA) of high customer value into the field of M2M connect and remote monitoring systems has entered in india.

PROINSO PV RACK to launch in South Africa

-PROINSO has announced details of a new roof top product designed to meet the distinct market challenges of South Africa-

IRS Rules Favorably on Owner's Eligibility for Federal Tax Credit for a Community-Shared Solar Project

IRS Ruling Has Implications for Community-Shared Solar Projects

Expos Reveals Why Electric Grids, Utilities are Not Ready for Clean Power Plans Or A Low-Carbon Future; Calls For Urgently Needed State Regulatory Reforms

Book by industry expert explores the chasm between what electric utilities are incented to do versus what customers, communities, and society want and need

FuelCell Energy Progressing Scalable and Affordable Carbon Capture Solution With $23.7 Million Project

Notice of Selection Under U.S. Department of Energy Program to Capture About 60 Tons Per Day of CO₂ While Simultaneously Producing Approximately 40,000 Kilowatt Hours Per Day of Ultra-Clean Electricity ---Affordable and Scalable Fuel Cell Solution Captures CO₂ While Producing a Revenue Stream From Electricity Generation

SYMBIO FCELL SELECTS CERAMIC MAXPHASE FOR NEW AUTOMOTIVE FUEL CELL

The new fuel cell is expected to be ready for launch in December 2015.

Greensmith Raises $12.3 Million in its Series C Offering led by American Electric Power

Securing a strategic investment from a premier utility is a key component in solidifying Greensmith's leadership position in the energy storage industry.

GCUBE INSURES 146MW CHILEAN SOLAR PLANT PROJECT

Specialist renewable energy insurer covers construction of flagship Latin American PV project

Concentrator Photovoltaics: The Next Step Towards Better Solar Power

By Lauren J. Young for IEEE Spectrum:  Today’s concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technologies have shown promising potential for more efficient solar power. The latest systems are said to be capable of handling the power of a hundred suns. Yet prototypes have failed to compete with cheaper flat panel solar systems that dominate the market. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) is determined to push CPV to the next level. On 24 August, at the Clean Energy Summit, U.S. President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Ernest Monizannounced a program called MOSAIC that will invest $24 million into CPV solar technology development. Why can’t today’s CPV systems compete? The concentrators can only convert direct sunlight into energy, missing out on the large fraction of sunlight diffracted by clouds and the atmosphere. Manufacturing costs of concentrator apparatuses have also prevented CPV from reaching mass production.   Cont'd...

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