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Hydro Power

News and Information about Hydro Electric Power Technologies.

Mar 29, 2015

Hydro Power

Hydro power is generated by using electricity generators to extract energy from moving water. Historically people used the power of rivers for agriculture and wheat grinding. Today, rivers and streams are re-directed through hydro generators to produce energy, although there are pros and cons as far as local ecosystems are concerned. The articles on this page explore the use of water to generate electricity.

The Kymogen Wave Energy Generator

KymoGen

Mechanical Engineer David Hartmann and Craftsman Jason Ballash have designed a new wave power technology called the KymoGen, which has the potential to produce clean, low-cost energy using the constant

The Hydrobee: USB Power from Nature

hydrobee

We just received an email from a company called Hydrobee, asking us to vote for them as Autodesk’s inventor of the Year. Having never heard of this we checked it

Generating Electricity from Wing Waves

Generating Electricity from Wing Waves

Just like wind mills and wind turbines that generate power and electricity from the wind, scientists are now working to generate power from the sea. Stephen Wood, an assistant

America’s Premiere Wave Power Farm Sets Sail

America’s Premiere Wave Power Farm Sets Sail

Wave energy is among the impressive list of renewable energy resources that is being developed in the United States. New Jersey-based developer, Ocean Power Technologies has launched a project

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Every time we turn around we are seeing something new and exciting in renewable energy forms and Aquamarine Power is the latest in a long line of energy sources

Osmotic Power Plant Set To Open

Osmotic Power Plant Set To Open

With the big push on alternative energy sources, world leaders everywhere are pushing for new power technology to create power plants that will use different resources to keep the

2 New & Innovative Ocean Wave Energy Devices

2 New & Innovative Ocean Wave Energy Devices

Ocean wave energy can be captured directly from surface waves. Blowing wind and pressure fluctuations below the surface are the main reasons for causing waves. But consistency of waves

Studying Sea Waves with Radar

Studying Sea Waves with Radar

Off shore wind is steady and blows harder. If a country is densely populated it is hard to find open space to install wind farms. That is why there

Harnessing Tidal Wave Energy with Push Plates

Harnessing Tidal Wave Energy with Push Plates

The Theme of Concept: Theme of concept is to harness the kinetic energy within the flow of water without using the conventional methods like water wheel or other types

Hydrokinetic Power Barges

Hydrokinetic Power Barges

Interest in hydrokinetic energy — which generates power by using submerged or partially submerged turbines that harness the energy from flowing water — is on the rise throughout the

Obama Stresses Clean Energy on Earth Day

Obama Stresses Clean Energy on Earth Day

President Barack Obama is known as a staunch supporter of green energy. His stimulus plan has raised new hope for the environmentalists and economists alike. On the occasion of

Renewable Energy From Slow Water Currents

Renewable Energy From Slow Water Currents

We can use slow moving ocean and river waves for a new, reliable and affordable alternative energy source. A University of Michigan engineer has developed a device that acts

Agucadoura Generating Power for 1,500 Homes

Agucadoura Generating Power for 1,500 Homes

As the conventional sources of energy are dwindling, scientists are continuously looking for alternative sources of energy. We are frequently reading about generation of alternative and clean energy from

European Marine Energy to Test Tidal Power

European Marine Energy to Test Tidal Power

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) site is going to be the place where marine energy farm Aquamarine Power is going to become the first Scottish company to test

Clean Energy from Flowing Waters

Clean Energy from Flowing Waters

The flowing waters in the rivers and tidal waves can be a good source of alternative energy. With 70% of the earth’s surface covered with water, a great amount

SeaGen Gets Ready To Go

SeaGen Gets Ready To Go

Paul Taylor: World’s first commercial-scale tidal stream turbine set to be installed. Bristol-based Marine Current Turbines (MCT) is set to deploy its 1.2MW SeaGen Tidal System in Strangford

Hydro-Hydraulic Energy Invention

Hydro-Hydraulic Energy Invention

Pakistan inventor Sarfraz Ahmad Khan has been working hard to develop new hydro technologies like this hydro power invention. His latest concept features the run of river active setup

Seagen Tidal Power Installation

Seagen Tidal Power Installation

Paul Taylor: Installation Of The World’s First Commercial Tidal Current Power System Confirmed. Marine Current Turbines has today (June 6th 2007) confirmed that installation of its SeaGen commercial tidal

Hydro Power Invention

Hydro Power Invention

A new hydro power technology is being developed by
Sarfraz Ahmad Khan
of Pakistan. In theory these hydro plants would not require a reservoir and would have a minimal impact on

Wave Power in Scotland

Wave Power in Scotland

The development of the first subsea commercial wave farm by a Scottish company took another important step forward today (Tuesday February 20th 2007) with news that Scottish wave energy company,

Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition

Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition

The Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC) was founded in 2005 by Sean O’Neill (founder of Symmetrix) and Carolyn Elefant (Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant). The mission of OREC is the

Hydel Power and Poverty Alleviation

Hydel Power and Poverty Alleviation

Harnessing hydel energy can be an effective way of reducing poverty. China and India have already done that successfully. It is not a fruitful idea to keep discussing as to

Ocean Energy Bionics

Ocean Energy Bionics

BioPower Systems is developing a new ocean energy technology in Australia that will use bionics to mimic natural systems in order to produce energy. Both bioSTREAM and bioWAVE technologies use

Tidal Energy Industry Boom

Tidal Energy Industry Boom

Small tidal power companies are taking advantage of the rising interest in alternative energies. Large amounts of coastal waters are being reserved on both coasts of North America by small

Pelamis Offshore Wave Energy in Portugal

Pelamis Offshore Wave Energy in Portugal

A Portuguese energy company called Enersis is funding a commercial wave energy project in Northern Portugal. Construction will begin at the end of October 2006. The project will use Pelamis

Micro Hydro Power – Pros and Cons

Micro Hydro Power – Pros and Cons

Small-scale micro hydro power is both an efficient and reliable form of energy, most of the time. However, there are certain disadvantages that should be considered before constructing a small

Renewable Ocean Energy: Tides, Currents, and Waves

Renewable Ocean Energy: Tides, Currents, and Waves

Mr. Sean O’Neill, President of Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition, on Renewable Ocean Energy: Tides, Currents, and Waves. Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition is a trade association founded to promote energy technologies