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World’s first tidal farm off the coast of Scotland

World’s first tidal farm off the coast of Scotland

An underwater turbine that is set to be used in Scotland’s first and only consented tidal power project has successfully completed an initial testing period in Orkney, and is providing electricity for homes and businesses on the island of Eday, one of Orkney’s northern isles.

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Oasis like power plants designed to gather solar and wind power

Solar Wind Desert Power Plant is a new design proposal of the artist and inventor Michael Jantzen.

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Maine students became experts in renewable energy

A hydropower turbine has the potential to not only create energy, but has also sparked the creation of both a renewable energy company and a renewable energy education program in Maine.

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The UK’s first Marine Energy Park

Energy from the waves or tides has the potential to generate up to 27GW of power in the UK alone by 2050, equivalent to the power generated from 8 coal-fired power stations, as well as helping to reduce emissions to fight climate change.

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Portuguese Wave Farm made by Pelamis Wave Power

Giant Pelamis system is a device developed by Scottish company Pelamis Wave Power, which uses wave power to generate electricity.

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Wave energy testing in Oregon

A site has been selected near Newport, Ore., for a new wave energy test program, the first of its kind in the United States and the closest one this side of Scotland.

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How to generate electricity  from fresh water and salty ocean water

Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.

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India has more than 7,000 MW of Tidal Power Potential

A recent study performed by the Indian government shows the country has an estimated 8,000 megawatts of tidal energy potential.

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UK  investments to exploit wave and tidal stream energy

Three major research and development projects that will help to develop the wave and tidal stream energy technologies of the future are set to benefit from government investment of over £2.5 million.

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Converting tidal energy into electricity with whale’s help

Interest in developing alternative energy sources is driving the consideration of a promising technology that uses underwater turbines to convert ocean tidal flow energy into electricity.

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