Hybrid systems may hold key for clean energy

A new report from Oregon State University states that renewable energy could see a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to "match" hybrid forms of clean energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity. Historically, a major…

Ocean Current Energy, An Untapped Resource

According to the Ocean Energy Council, "ocean [or marine] currents are one of the largest untapped renewable energy resource on the planet. Preliminary surveys show a global potential of over 450,000 MW, representing a market of more than US$550 billion". Energy…

Feasibility of Ocean Current Power

The Swedish marine energy technology company Minesto, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Florida Atlantic University, home to the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC), to examine the technical, environmental and economic feasibility to install demonstration and commercial power plants in the Florida current.…

Barbados Pursuing Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

While the Caribbean may not be rich in traditional petroleum energy resources, the evolution of renewable energy has revealed that the region possesses an abundance of another valuable source - water. Minister in the Barbados' Prime Minister's Office with responsibility for…