Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Waterpower can be harnessed without construction of a dam. Ocean waves and tides and hydrokinetic flows in rivers are the next horizon for new hydroelectric development.

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The Leading Edge

03/01/2010 Results from a study of Hydro Green Energy's hydrokinetic turbine technology indicate that only one of the 402 tagged fish that swam through the turbine showed evidence of direct physical harm.

Technology Overview: Wave and Tidal Power Development Status

03/01/2010 Great potential exists for wave and tidal power development.

New Hydro

03/01/2010

Ocean Power Technologies begins wave power farm development off Oregon coast

02/22/2010

Construction has begun off Oregon's coast on a commercial U.S. wave energy farm, which is being developed by Ocean Power Technologies and is planned to supply power to about 400 homes, according to national media reports.

Hydro Alternative Energy tests tidal power turbine prototype

02/16/2010

Renewable energy company Hydro Alternative Energy announced that it recently conducted initial in-water, off-shore testing of its patent pending turbine prototype designed for use in planned commercialized tidal water power applications.

Hydro Group awarded contract for Wave Hub project

02/15/2010

Scotland-based Hydro Group has been awarded a contract worth 500,000 pounds (US$780,518) in a deal that will see the provider of optical and electrical subsea products collaborating on the UK’s Wave Hub project.

Carbon Trust gives millions to marine energy firms to speed projects

02/05/2010

The U.K.'s Carbon Trust announced 22 million pounds (US$34.5 million) of new funding for the six most promising wave and tidal power technologies, seeking to speed up deployment of full-scale prototypes and accelerate the first commercial projects in the U.K.

Hydro Alternative Energy acquires rights to water power technology

02/04/2010

Hydro Alternative Energy Inc., a renewable energy company, recently acquired all U.S. and international patent and intellectual property rights to certain water power technology for use in certain commercialized water power applications.

Proposed 2011 budget for hydro-related U.S. agencies announced, ocean renewables funding increased

02/02/2010

U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget requests for hydropower-related government agencies and ocean energy research have been announced.

Ocean energy could reach up to 200 GW of renewable capacity by 2025

01/19/2010

If ocean energy trial projects are successful in the next few years, the industry could represent a large source of renewable electricity, reaching up to 200 GW of installed generation capacity by 2025, according to a report by Pike Research.

Renewable Energy World announces awards finalists, names hydro project among top for 2009

01/14/2010

RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading renewable energy news source, announced that a hydrokinetic turbine project is among the finalists for the 2009 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards.

European countries plan $US43 billion energy grid to link hydro, other renewables

01/12/2010

Nine European countries back a plan to develop a US$43 billion North Sea renewable energy transmission network that would link tidal power projects, offshore wind farms, hydroelectric plants and other renewable energy sources.

Hydro Green Energy hydrokinetic technology proves fish friendly

01/07/2010

The first and only direct fish survival study performed on a hydrokinetic turbine shows that the technology is exceedingly safe for fish.

Marine Current Turbines secures funds for commercial tidal energy farm

01/06/2010

British tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines (MCT) has raised 3.5 million pounds (US$5.6 million) from an investor group led by Carbon Trust Investments Limited to help it deploy a commercial tidal energy farm in UK waters, Carbon Trust reported.

Vattenfall and Pelamis announce joint venture in marine energy development

12/18/2009

Vattenfall has announced plans for a joint venture with Pelamis Wave Power to develop a marine energy farm near the Shetland Islands in the eastern Atlantic .

Hydro Alternative Energy buys Water Power Technologies

12/16/2009

Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. (HAE) has acquired Water Power Technologies LLC (WPT), giving it the licensing rights to patent-pending technology.

U.K. center reissues call for wave, tidal energy test stand

12/15/2009

The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC) of the United Kingdom has reissued a call for pre-qualification to build test stand equipment for wave and tidal energy prototypes at the NAREC Test Facility at Blyth on northern England's eastern coast.

Wave and tidal power growing slowly, steadily

12/15/2009

Proponents of wave and tidal power have compared the state of this area of the renewable energy sector with the early days of wind power. The technology has great potential but still must prove itself before it can be widely deployed.

Atlantis plans testing of world's biggest tidal turbine

12/08/2009

Atlantis Resources Corp. has selected the waters off Scotland’s Orkney Islands as the proving ground for the world’s biggest tidal turbine.

Hastings project wins honorable mention at POWER-GEN International

12/08/2009

Hydro Green Energy LLC won honorable mention in the renewable/sustainable category of Power Engineering magazine’s annual Projects of the Year Awards.


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