Catch a Wave: Achieving Grid Parity With New Hybrid Ocean Technology Harnessing Various Wave Types for Increased Power Generation

Innovative ocean-borne technology, utilizing a dual rotor system and wave ramp to capture all the power contained in a wave, is a highly efficient wave energy converter that actually lowers the cost of delivered electricity.

Lloyd's Register awards the first Technology Qualification Certificate for ocean energy to WaveRoller®

Innovative renewable technology gives confidence to a new form of approved ocean energy power generation.

Australia's Carnegie Wave Energy Project Sets World Record

Joshua S Hill for CleanTechnica:  Australia’s Carnegie Wave Energy Project has set a new world record after completing 14,000 cumulative operating hours, the highest ever recorded.

The news was announced by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this week, which provided $13.1 million in funding. The $40 million project uses CETO wave energy technology, and was the world’s first array of wave power generators to be connected to an electricity grid. For the past 12 months, the CETO 5 project has used an array of three offshore wave power generators to provide electricity and potable desalinated water to Australia’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island in Western Australia.

“ARENA is proud to help local companies, like [Carnegie Wave Energy Limited], develop new renewable energy solutions that have the potential to change the way the world generates electricity,” said ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht. “We do this by providing Australian innovators with the support they need during the critical RD&D period, when patient funding is essential.”  Cont'd...

MacGregor winch expertise employed in innovative wave energy capture

The system is called NEMOS and it is ideally suited to work in combination with offshore wind farms, where it can share electrical infrastructure, which lowers the levelised cost of energy (LCOE), and smooth fluctuations in power-generation, therefore supporting greater commercial viability of renewable energy capture.

11th Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Embarks on Second Decade of Leadership, Experience, and Solutions

OREC XI Set for Portland, Oregon September 21 and 22, 2016

This Device Could Provide a Third of America's Power

Sam Grobart for Bloomberg:  There are 332,519,000 cubic miles of water on the planet. That's 352,670,000,000,000,000,000 gallons just sloshing around out there. 

Anyone who's ridden or been tossed by a wave has a sense of the kinetic energy contained in our perpetually moving oceans. If we could harness it, it could provide a clean, renewable source of energy. But efforts to turn our oceans into power generators—often in the form of "aqua-mills," windmill technology adapted to water—have foundered on the complexity of their many moving parts in the corrosive and remote environs of the sea. 

A new approach, developed by a company called Oscilla Power, applies all that kinetic energy to a solid piece of metal instead of using it to turn the blades of an impeller. That creates an alternating magnetic polarity in the metal that can be converted into electrical current. 

Oscilla's technology, which is nearly solid-state, may prove far more durable than any other ocean-power project, increasing the chance to draw power from our oceans cleanly, meaningfully, and endlessly.  View video here:


Although marine power's damage to the environment is significantly less than its energy counterparts, the possible affects to existing ecosystems must be considered.

A Wave of Excitement for UK Marine Energy Industry

Currently the UK is seen as the leader for the development of marine energy technologies. Around 10MW of wave and tidal stream devices are being tested in UK waters, more than the rest of the world combined.

Eco Wave Power Aims World Leadership in Wave Energy

The Company Finalizes Installation in Gibraltar, Wins "Deal of the Year" Award by AI Magazine for Investment Round led by Pirveli, and Receives Nomination for "CEO of the Year" and" Excellence of the year in sustainability & Leadership" by IAIR Magazine

U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize Announces Finalist Teams

Nine Teams to Continue in Quest to Win More Than $2 Million Prize Purse

Stonehenge launches international development of low cost Wave Energy Converter

Stonehenge launches international development of low cost Wave Energy Converter

Technical Summaries of Wave Energy Prize Official Qualified Teams

Judges have completed reviewing the technical submissions and a total of 20 Qualified Teams are advancing to next phase of the Wave Energy Prize! Here are the entries.

Twenty Teams Advancing to Next Phase of the Wave Energy Prize

Qualified Teams to Continue Pursuit to Win U.S. Department of Energy's Prize Challenge

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