Why Wave Power Has Lagged Far Behind as Energy Source

wave power or hybrid?

Green Ocean Energy’s Wave Treader energy conversion device is a step closer to becoming certified. The device adds more generation capacity to an offshore wind turbines, by harnessing offshore wave energy. It is mounted at water level on the wind turbine foundation/tower, and harnesses energy from oncoming waves. This increases the energy yield of an offshore wind farm significantly.

It’s not difficult to imagine what wind energy looks like — by this point we have all seen the towering turbines dotting the landscape. The same goes for solar power and the panels that are spreading across rooftops worldwide. But there is another form of renewable energy, available in huge quantities, that doesn’t really call to mind anything at all: What does wave power technology look like?

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Enter and/or redesign the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge

Cherokee McDonough Challenge Finale 2013

Cherokee McDonough Challenge Finale 2013

Cherokee Fund in Raleigh, North Carolina USA, is an investment company that blends: capital with creativity, experience and resolve to provide superior financial, environmental and social returns for investors, partners and communities. One of their side-activities is the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge, for start-ups in sustainability.  Read More