Alternative Energy

Wave Power

News and Information about Wave Energy and Ocean Power Technologies.

May 05, 2015

Wave Power

Wave energy is produced when electricity generators are placed on the surface of the ocean. The energy provided is most often used in desalination plants, power plants and water pumps. Energy output is determined by wave height, wave speed, wavelength, and water density. To date there are only a handful of experimental wave generator plants in operation around the world. The articles on this page explore the world of wave energy and its possible applications.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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