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From the Sea to the Sun: Marines Eye Solar Power to Mitigate Emissions

December 4, 2012 by Antonio Pasolini

Photo credit: Office of Naval ResearchThe Office of Naval Research has announced a new program to mitigate its dependency on diesel to power its generators in combat outposts. Called Renewable Sustainable Expeditionary Power (RSEP), the program’s aim is to create a transportable renewable hybrid system that can provide Marines with...[read more]

UK Marine Energy Continues Aggressive Expansion

April 19, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

The British government has a launched a £20 million ($32 million) scheme to fund projects for groups of wave machines.The funding money is available for up to two pre-commercial projects and will allow the development of single device prototypes into a cluster of devices. The successful bids will test the operation of their...[read more]

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]

Watching the Slow Steady Success of Tidal Power

August 15, 2011 by Barry Greene

 While reading “Rising tide: Company unveils plans for cutting-edge turbine to be deployed next spring” it spurred some interest on how tidal power continues to slowly move forward. Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) offered an open house to everyone in the Eastport Maine community(1). ORPC’s open house was on their 35-ton...[read more]

Marine energy thoughts from thereeftank.com

August 24, 2009 by margotgerritsen

The Reef Tank dot com is an informative website about reef keeping and many other aspects of marine life. They just posted this interview with yours truly on marine energy. Thought we'd cross link it here as one does not always have the opportunity to appear in a reef tank! What is your background in energy research, marine science...[read more]

Making Waves or Riding Currents: A closer look at marine energy technologies

February 22, 2009 by margotgerritsen

This talk, taped last Fall at the Woods Energy seminar, is Marine Energy Technology 101. It explains in simple terms the types of energy that we can harness from the ocean, and discusses the latest technologies in wave power extraction and tidal current devices. I've since embarked on a tidal energy project in collaboration...[read more]