Katanes Wind/Ocean Power Scotland. The projects could be up and running by 2020.
DP Energy and Floating Power Plant push forward with plans for Katanes wind-wave project in Scotland.
Environmental organizations are enthusiastic about floating wind technology because it allows turbines to be placed far offshore – away from seabird nesting sites.
De Pietro about Katanes
Simon De Pietro, CEO DP Energy:
’We have undertaken a detailed analysis of the Katanes project located off Caithness and Sutherland in the north of Scotland and, having completed EIA screening, have decided to proceed to the next stage of this development.
Professor Tsumoru Shintake of the Okinawa University in Japan intents to develop small turbines that generate electricity from the power of the flowing water.
Professor Shintake: “Using just 1% of the seashore of mainland Japan can [generate] about 10 gigawatts [of energy], which is equivalent to 10 nuclear power plants. That’s huge. It is especially huge in Japan, where nuclear power has a somewhat mixed track record.”
Power generating turbines with running under water on the flow of the water. That Crowd Energy achieved through a campaign on IndieGoGo. The project was detailed to the folks at Livescience, with the goal being to create turbines deep in the ocean that use currents to generate power. Crowd Energy was founded by Todd Janca, who came up with the idea and discussed it in detail recently. Read More
This WavePower Generator mini-model is the first to use the whole elliptic way of movement of the waves. And by that takes the full advantage of the wave energy in order to produce electricity.Fully patented, the most efficient device for producing electricity from wave’s energy.
The wave energy potential is
10 times greater than wind energy
more than 100 times greater than solar energy
The WavePower generator is capable of gathering almost 30% of the waves energy potential.
Maintenance and repair costs
Prior calculations show that the total cost of energy (financing, building and maitenance) for 20 years should be around USD 0.02/KWh.
For additional information and investors relations, please contact Yossi Levy, Founder of Wave-Power Technologies
Since September 13, 2012, an enormous underwater turbine in Maine’s Cobscook Bay began sending power inland to the Bangor Hydro electrical utility grid. It was a historic moment for clean power: the first commercial-scale, grid-connected tidal energy generator anywhere in the USA. Read More
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) gives $10 million in funding to test two deep-water wave energy conversion (WEC) devices off the coast of the U.S. Navy Marine Corps Hawaii Base in Kaneohe Bay.