Marine Energy

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation, and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Marcus Lehman is the co-founder and chief executive officer of CalWave Power Technologies, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup...
Europe

CorPower Ocean is establishing an R&D, manufacturing and service center for Wave Energy Converters (WEC) in Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal under a €16 million (US$18 million) investment plan. The location was chosen to support CorPower’s flagship demonstration project HiWave-5 and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy...
Marine Energy

Black & Veatch has released a comprehensive lifecycle assessment of the 6-MW MeyGen 6 tidal stream energy array in Scotland’s Pentland Firth. The company says this assessment shares lessons learnt during the planning, design, delivery and operation of the array. The 6-MW Phase 1A of the project was partly funded through a £10 million (US$12.5...
Pumped Storage Hydro

This week Quidnet Energy announced the closing of its $10 million Series B financing and the execution of a contract with the New York State Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA) for commercial demonstration of its Geomechanical Pumped Storage (GPS) technology. The project in New York State will be a 2 MW scale implementation of GPS, supported through NYSERDA’s High Performing Grid Program, which...
Research and Development

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make energy systems cleaner and more resilient. At a live-streamed press briefing, IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol said: “Our numbers show that there has...
Environmental

With Africa projected to experience increasing climate hazards for the remainder of the 21st century, and hydropower generation needed to enhance the continent’s resilience to climate change, the International Energy Agency has released a new report entitled Climate Impacts on African Hydropower. These increasing climate hazards are likely to pose a challenge to hydropower generation...
Marine Energy

Regional development agency POM West Flanders has sought council from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to aid development of the “Blue Accelerator” test platform. Established in 2019, Blue Accelerator is a maritime innovation and development platform, located about 500 m from the eastern breakwater of Ostend, Belgium. The platform provides a means for companies,...
Research and Development

A new study has mapped the potential of solar-wind-water strategies for West Africa, a region where power grids are anticipated to greatly expand in the coming years. The study, Smart renewable electricity portfolios in West Africa, published in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability, explores how hydropower plants can support solar and wind power’s unpredictable and intermittent...
Marine Energy

An offshore demonstration, conducted May 25 through 28 by OceanBased Perpetual Energy LLC and the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), has demonstrated implications for a future of clean energy derived by harnessing the perpetual Gulf Stream current. The OceanBased demonstration is the first to yield energy from the...