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  1. Ocean Wave Energy: Developers face challenges capturing wave energy

      KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Although wave-generated power could meet a quarter of America's energy needs, the technology lags other renewables such as wind and solar . But the U.S. Navy has established a test site in Hawaii, where power from floating devices travels a mile through undersea cables to Oahu's power grid — the first wave-induced electricity online in the U.S. Some things to know about wave power: HOW DOES IT WORK? Buoys convert wave movement to electricity . Some buoys capture the up-and-down motion of the waves, powering generators, while others capture the side-to-side motion. Industry experts say a machine that uses all the ocean's movements at once is most likely to succeed. WHY IS WAVE POWER SO HARD TO DEVELOP? Salt water is corrosive, and powerful storms can damage machinery, so it's challenging to design buoys that can withstand the elements. Unlike solar panels or wind turbines on roofs and hills, wave energy buoys are constantly moving and are challenging to install and repair, requiring boats and crews with oceangoing expertise. HOW DOES U.S. WAVE ENERGY RESEARCH COMPARE? The U.S. government and military have put about $334 million into it over the last decade, while Europe invested more than $1 billion, according to the Marine Energy Council, a trade association. Congress is working on a bill that would provide additional wave research funding. Industry experts say wave energy could be commercially viable in the U.S. in the next five to 10 years. CAN WAVE ENERGY DEVICES BE SEEN FROM LAND? It depends. The two buoys deployed in Hawaii are visible from Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, but you need binoculars to get a good look. It's likely that wave energy devices deployed by the dozen would be visible from land. WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE HAWAII TEST SITE? Two more companies are planning to test devices over the next two years. Each will be able to produce about 500 kilowatts of energy, which could potentially power hundreds of homes.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  2. Wave Power Energy: First wave-produced electricity in US goes online in Hawaii

    In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  3. Tidal energy project launches in Scotland

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today launched a 398 MW tidal stream energy project.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  4. EMEC receives business award

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named Blue Economy Business of the Year at the European Commission’s Blue Economy Business Awards 2016.  

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    Tue, 13 Sep 2016

  1. Wave power facility goes online in Hawaii

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  2. Welsh marine energy developer announces partnership with ASTUTE 2020

    Marine Power Systems has announced a collaboration with Welsh think tank ASTUTE 2020 to further develop its wave energy technology.

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    Tue, 30 Aug 2016

  3. Minas Energy partners with IME and Torcado for tidal energy testing at FORCE in Canada

    Minas Energy has entered into a partnership with International Marine Energy Inc. (IME) and Tocardo International BV (Tocardo), using Tocardo’s tidal turbines. The new collaboration, Minas Tidal Limited Partnership (Minas Tidal), intends to test Netherland-based Tocardo technology at the Fundy ...

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    Thu, 14 Jul 2016

  4. Website launched for 2017 Waterpower Week in Washington

    Waterpower Week in Washington will take place May 1-3, 2017, and incorporate three events: the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, International Marine Renewable Energy Conference, and Marine Energy Technology Symposium.

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    Fri, 5 Aug 2016

  5. Aquatera strengthens marine energy ties in Japan

    Scotland-based power and environmental consultant Aquatera Ltd. Has entered into a partnership with the Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association in an effort to help Japan bolster its marine energy sector through international collaboration.

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    Thu, 14 Apr 2016

  6. Minesto places order for marine energy turbine

    German manufacturer Schottel Hydro has received an order for a prototype marine energy turbine from Sweden's Minesto for installation at the planned Deep Green tidal power plant.

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    Wed, 13 Apr 2016

  7. R&D efforts continue at European Marine Energy Centre

    A pair of marine hydrokinetic companies have announced research and development milestones from the European Marine Energy Centre testing site in Scotland.

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    Fri, 19 Feb 2016

  8. Submit abstracts by Jan. 22 for Marine Energy Technology Symposium

    Abstracts are being accepted through Jan. 22, for the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), which takes place April 25-27 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., during the National Hydropower Association’s Water Power Week.  

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    Fri, 11 Dec 2015

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