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United States Investing $10 Million in Wave Power Projects

United States Investing $10 Million in Wave Power Projects

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) just announced $10 million in funding to test two deep-water wave energy conversion (WEC) devices off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Marine Corps Hawaii Base in

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The SeaOrbiter Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Just Reached its CrowdFunding Goal, Set to Begin Construction

The SeaOrbiter Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Just Reached its CrowdFunding Goal, Set to Begin Construction

Now that the futuristic SeaOrbiter marine vessel has successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign, the project is ready to enter the construction phase. The vessel is the brainchild of French

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The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Launches CrowdFunding Campaign

The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Launches CrowdFunding Campaign

A few years ago, there were rumors that a futuristic oceanographic marine vessel would be constructed with the sole aim of exploring the world's oceans. Known as The SeaOrbiter, it would serve as a

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Is Google Secretly Building a Floating Data Center in the San Francisco Bay?

Is Google Secretly Building a Floating Data Center in the San Francisco Bay?

There’s something strange happening in the San Francisco Bay, and it seems to involve Google and a giant barge made out of shipping containers. Google has never been shy about chasing audacious new

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Scotland Approves Europe’s Largest Tidal Energy Project

Scotland Approves Europe’s Largest Tidal Energy Project

The government of Scotland just gave the green light to develop Europe's largest tidal energy project and the first commercial tidal turbine array in Scottish waters. MayGen Ltd. was awarded the 86

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Norwegian Scientists Unveil Plans for World’s First Underwater Energy Storage Plant

Norwegian Scientists Unveil Plans for World’s First Underwater Energy Storage Plant

Photo via Shutterstock A team of Norwegian research scientists has unveiled a concept that could store energy on the seabed. Conceived by Subhydro AS, the underwater pumped hydroelectric power plant

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Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Liquid Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboard-sized robots known as Wave Gliders, announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the Pacific

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Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

With some of the strongest tidal currents and most powerful waves in the world just off the coast, it is no wonder that Scotland is looking to develop wave and tidal power. As such, two tidal energy and

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Ocean Power Technologies Receives Federal Approval for the First Commercial Wave Farm in the US

Ocean Power Technologies Receives Federal Approval for the First Commercial Wave Farm in the US

Ocean Power Technologies has received Federal approval to begin work on the first commercial wave farm in the US. By tapping into the incredible power of the sea, over 1,000 homes in Oregon could receive

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Scotland to Build World’s First Community-Owned Tidal Turbine

Scotland to Build World’s First Community-Owned Tidal Turbine

As a country, Scotland has some of the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the world - the entire nation is working to be completely independent of fossil fuels in the next decade, and has

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Wave Power Transforms a Dumping Ground into a Sparkling Glass Beach

Wave Power Transforms a Dumping Ground into a Sparkling Glass Beach

A California beach was transformed from an ugly trash-filled eyesore to what is now known as the glittering Glass Beach. Throughout the earlier part of the last century, local residents in Fort Bragg,

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Floating Marine Solar Cells Harvest Energy from the Sun and Waves

Floating Marine Solar Cells Harvest Energy from the Sun and Waves

Marine Solar Cells (MSC) by Phil Pauley are conceptual hybrid solar and wave energy generators designed to generate renewable energy off shore. The solar wave unit captures wave energy through natural

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Fleets of Wave Power Ships Could Harvest Cheap Energy from the Motion of the Ocean

Fleets of Wave Power Ships Could Harvest Cheap Energy from the Motion of the Ocean

With cost being one of the few remaining barriers to renewable energy technology fulfilling our energy needs on their own, projects like this from the guys at Boston University and the Fraunhofer Center

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Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Exclusive Photos!

Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Exclusive Photos!

Photo by Hazel Saunderson for Inhabitat Scotland is renowned for its magnificent coastlines and delicious seafood - however, the latest denizen of the deep captured our attention for an entirely

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Wave and Solar-Powered Robot Receives $22 Million in Funding

Wave and Solar-Powered Robot Receives $22 Million in Funding

The Wave Glider is a solar and wave-powered robot designed by Liquid Robotics to serve as a platform for ocean observation, data collection, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The project has

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Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Wave power generators generally take the form of sea snake-like designs that sit atop rolling waves, gathering kinetic energy and turning it into power. However a new idea combines the worlds of wind

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Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

We write a lot about wave power here at Inhabitat, but functional wave farms are few and far between. Now Ocean Power Technologies has hooked up its PB40 PowerBuoy to the grid at the Marine Corps Base in

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Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power

Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power

The World Energy Council just named Australia's southern shores the world's most promising site for the development of wave power. Australia has a goal of reducing their emissions by 60 percent of year

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World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

This turbine may look a bit more stout than most we're accustomed to seeing, and the double rotor configuration is unusual. That's because this is not a wind turbine, but rather a new underwater turbine

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New Oyster 2 Wave Power Generator Unveiled This Morning

New Oyster 2 Wave Power Generator Unveiled This Morning

This just in: Aquamarine Power just unveiled its freshest wave generator design this morning! Dubbed the Oyster 2 (you may remember our coverage of the original Oyster), the new renewable energy generator

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Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

The mythical god of the sea would be proud of his new clean energy-generating namesake. Danish company Floating Power Plant will be announcing plans for their prototype Poseidon 37 power generator today

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Architects Envision Hawaii-Sized Island Made of Recycled Plastic

Architects Envision Hawaii-Sized Island Made of Recycled Plastic

There are millions of pounds of plastic swirling out in the ocean and the best way to take care of it would be to collect it all and recycle it. Whim Architecture, from the Netherlands, is proposing to do

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America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast

America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast

America is getting its very first wave power farm! Ocean Power Technologies, a New Jersey-based firm, is currently installing giant buoys off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon. Once all ten buoys are in

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San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

The Pacific Ocean could soon be lighting up the beautiful city of San Francisco as a tidal-energy project planned for the waters near the Golden Gate Bride is now in the final stages of acquiring the

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‘Oyster’ System is a New Way to Harness the Power of Waves

‘Oyster’ System is a New Way to Harness the Power of Waves

Recently Edinburgh-based company Aquamarine Power unveiled plans to install a new type of wave power system in place in the seabed off the Orkney Islands coast. Dubbed the Oyster, the system utilizes an

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BIOWAVE: Biomimicry Solution for Ocean Power

BIOWAVE: Biomimicry Solution for Ocean Power

Biomimicry - or designs based on natural systems - is one of the most intriguing methods for designers and engineers to create innovative and efficient solutions to problems. Inspired by forms and

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SALTIRE PRIZE: $20 Million for Renewable Ocean Energy

SALTIRE PRIZE: $20 Million for Renewable Ocean Energy

Calling all marine renewable energy innovators! The Scottish Government announced a new prize at the beginning of April designed to encourage world scientists to push the boundaries for new clean, power

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The Suntory Mermaid II Wave-Powered Boat

The Suntory Mermaid II Wave-Powered Boat

Wave power is looking like the next big thing in renewable energy, as evidenced by PG&E's recent announcement about their California wave farm. And now Kenichi Horie, and a little bit of

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California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power

California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power

We’ve been following (and fascinated by) developments in wave power technology, from Portugal's wave farm to Finavera's AquaBuoy 2.0. And now we are thrilled to announce that San Francisco-based Pacific

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WAVE ENERGY: Aquabuoy 2.0 Wave Power Generator

WAVE ENERGY: Aquabuoy 2.0 Wave Power Generator

With most of our planet covered in water, wave-power is a promising source of renewable energy for the future. If more companies were trying to generate electricity from the energy of waves, we might

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