Smalle Technologies turns the swing of buoys and sailboats into electricity thanks to its micro-generator


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.

Tidal energy could power 150 million households worldwide


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.


Chile to launch two pioneering projects in renewable energy: one from tidal and the other from waves


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 […]

Undigen, a device for generating energy from waves launched in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


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.


Alstom and Iberdrola sign an agreement to supply tidal-energy turbines in Scotland


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).

Alstom intends to take over Tidal Generation Ltd from Rolls-Royce


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.