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The Leading Edge

06/01/2010 Wave energy hydropower developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) has won a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of the next generation of OPT's PowerBuoy ocean energy hydropower device.

Tidal hydro developer Verdant Power signs MOU for hydro projects in China

05/28/2010

New York-based tidal hydropower developer Verdant Power Inc. and China Energy Conservation Environment Protection Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop tidal energy power projects in China, Verdant reported.

Oregon group offers matching grant for wave energy hydropower projects

05/25/2010

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has announced it will provide a matching grant to any successful applicant to the Department of Energy’s recent Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) who performs a significant portion of their proposed DOE project in Oregon. The OWET matching grant will be equal to 20 percent of the DOE grant, up to $100,000.

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine unveils new Oyster wave energy device

05/21/2010

Wave energy hydropower developer Aquamarine Power has unveiled the design of its Oyster 2 wave energy converter, which will be built in Scotland this summer.

E.ON unveils Pelamis-built wave energy hydropower device in UK

05/18/2010

The UK subsidiary of German utility E.ON AG has unveiled its first wave energy hydropower device in the UK. United Kingdom-based marine hydropower developer Pelamis Wave Power Ltd. developed and constructed the device, which will be tested at the European Marine Energy Centre.

Wave Hub wave energy hydropower infrastructure project on track for summer 2011 deployment

05/18/2010

Wave Hub, a marine renewable infrastructure project that will create the world’s largest test site for wave energy technology, is on course to be deployed by summer 2011, with fabrication of subsea cables and the hub itself nearing completion, developers reported.

Marine energy hydropower test center expanding offerings for hydro development

05/18/2010

Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre, a test center for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy hydropower devices, is expanding to attract international businesses with smaller prototypes at earlier development stages, EMEC reported.

Grant program announced for Oregon wave energy hydropower projects

05/11/2010

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has announced an industry matching grant program for developing wave energy hydropower projects in Oregon.

Pacific Gas and Electric dives into wave power hydro project

05/10/2010

Drawing power from the churning sea can seem as difficult as finding Kraken the mythical sea monster. Despite tales of successful trials and imminent commercialization, the wave power industry remains largely in the research and development stages. But a utility-backed project in California could help propel this class of technology into a reliable supply of energy.

Department of Energy grants announced for hydropower, other renewables

04/27/2010

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest more than $200 million over the next five years in renewable energy development, including marine and hydrokinetic technologies, the DOE reported.

Oregon group releases report to assist wave energy hydropower grid integration

04/21/2010

Oregon Wave Energy Trust has released a report that includes strategies and technical tools for electric utilities to guide the integration of wave energy hydropower into the Northwest power grid.

Center for hydrokinetic power development planned for Louisiana

04/14/2010

Plans are under way for establishing a center for development of hydrokinetic turbines that could be used to generate hydroelectric power from the Mississippi and other rivers. The center will be developed with the help of a recently-awarded $3 million federal stimulus grant.

Wave energy hydro firm Ocean Power Technologies wins grant for PowerBuoy development

04/12/2010

Wave energy hydropower developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has won a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the development of the next generation of OPT's PowerBuoy ocean energy hydropower device.

Inner Sound next in line for tidal hydropower projects

04/05/2010

The Crown Estate this week took another step towards developing even more tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth region by inviting expressions of interest for a tidal energy hydropower project in the Inner Sound, which lies between Caithness on the Scottish mainland and the island of Stroma.

The Leading Edge

04/01/2010 Construction has begun on a commercial wave energy farm off Oregon's coast.

UK Environment Agency seeks hydro developers for Thames River hydro projects

03/31/2010

The UK Environment Agency is seeking developers for hydro projects on three weirs on the Thames River.

Company seeks investor for Gulf Stream ocean energy project

03/29/2010

Gulf Stream Turbines LLC is seeking a company or group of investors to license its ocean energy technology.

Applications open for Scotland's marine energy hydropower development prize

03/23/2010

Scotland's Saltire Prize, the Scottish Government's challenge to the world to accelerate the commercial development of marine energy hydropower, is now open for applications.

Scotland based hydropower engineering firm to test new hydrokinetic turbine at Amazon River site

03/23/2010

Scotland-based engineering firm MTDS has selected the Amazon River in Brazil as the demonstration site for a prototype hydrokinetic turbine designed to produce hydroelectric energy from slow flowing rivers, regional media reported.

Pelamis, Marine Current Turbines among wave and tidal energy farm lease winners

03/16/2010

Pelamis, Marine Current Turbines and other firms were named successful bidders for wave and tidal energy farm development leases in UK waters. The Crown Estate announced the names of winning bidders, which are part of the world's first commercial wave and tidal leasing round.

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