The bulk of the national sector of marine energies– wave, marine currents and marine floating wind- took advantage of the third general assembly of APPA Marina to lay the foundations of the strategic documents that will set the roadmap of these renewable technologies in our country and its participation in the European program Horizon 2020. […]
When a small sailboat sails through the sea, its movement describes a constant swaying to the rhythm of the waves. This continuous movement represents small amounts of kinetic energy which have been harnessed by researchers at Smalle Technologies. They have designed a device which turns it into electric current that can be used to power electronic devices.
The energy density of water is 800 times that of the wind. Therefore, the potential of marine energy is huge considering that the oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. Tidal energy in particular, could supply the energy needs of 150 million households worldwide.
A study by the British Embassy in Chile ensures that through 2020 the energy produced by waves, wave energy, will be competitive and that Chile has the greatest potential in the world, best plant factor and the ability to produce this type of energy at costs that are up to 30% lower than in the Anglo-Saxon country. The study estimates a potential of 240 GW.
Chile will build two renewable energy pilot projects in the sea off its southern coast. The projects will be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for 2.95 million dollars, including 2.4 million in non-returnable investment funds. One of the projects is based on the energy produced by the tides and the other in the […]
The Electrical Engineering Unit from the Technology Department of CIEMAT concluded, in late July, the laboratory work of the UNDIGEN project. This project aims at developing the necessary devices for converting wave energy into electricity and will be commissioned at sea, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in late 2013.
Iberdrola Ingeniería, along with the Swedish company specializing in wave energy CorPower Ocean and the Portuguese Marine Research Center WavEC , has begun to develop the R + D + i HiWave project, focusing on high-efficient wave energy.
Alstom and Iberdrola (through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables) have signed a memorandum of understanding to include Alstom tidal-energy turbines in the tidal power project under development in the Strait of Islay (Scotland).
To accelerate its development in tidal energyrnAlstom has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to acquire Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Plc, specialising in the design and manufacture of tidal stream turbines. Alstom’s acquisition of TGL is expected for completion within the next few months, subject to closing conditions.