In Marine Current Energy, Siemens Wants To Lead

November 7, 2011 by Big Gav

GreenBang reports that Siemens its expanding its presence in the ocean energy market - In marine current energy, Siemens wants to be 800-lb gorilla.There’s a lot of energy in the world’s oceans, and Siemens wants to play a big part in developing that power for our use.The Germany-based technology giant announced today that it’s taken on...[read more]

Tapping Salt Water's Energy Potential

May 26, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

It's rare to run across a novel form of renewable energy that hasn't already been touted as the Next Big Thing and the potential savior of humanity. Work on harnessing salinity gradient power, one aspect of which is also known as "osmotic power", has proceeded in relative obscurity, with only one demonstration-scale installation that I'm...[read more]

An ocean home for energy projects

September 19, 2010 by Rich Maltzman

When you think of the inception of key new technologies, sometimes geography comes to mind. For example – if I was to ask you what area comes to mind when I say “computer chips” you would probably think “Silicon Valley” in California.  A geographic area like that can become a breeding ground for the (hopefully) successful launch of...[read more]

Grid neglect will undermine other efforts

February 19, 2008 by Tyler Hamilton

I wrote a Clean Break column this week on the need for more attention -- serious attention -- to matters involving the electric grid. My concern is that we put so much focus on new power generation, arguably a more sexy topic when we talk about wind and solar, and seem to forget that maximizing renewable output means improving the way...[read more]