Hydro

Large and small hydropower, hydrokinetic, and ocean power projects and technologies

Integrating Wave and Wind Power
Integrating Wave and Wind Power

While Europe’s offshore wind sector has taken off, interest is resurging in marine energy. The UK’s Crown Estate took the major step this March, for example, of awarding leasing rights…



China: A World Powerhouse
China: A World Powerhouse

It’s no surprise that China leads the world in recent power capacity additions. What may surprise you is the precise mix of options this vast country is relying upon to…


Utility Perspectives on Using Renewable Power
Utility Perspectives on Using Renewable Power

ELECTRIC POWER 2010 As U.S. utilities increase the percentage of renewable energy in their generation portfolio, they must deal with a number of key issues related to selecting specific technologies. Additionally, they…


The Backpack Power Plant
The Backpack Power Plant

Soldiers could one day carry 600-W power plants on their backs, or set up arrays of up to 20 kW in streams deeper than 4 feet, if a prototype being…


Power in Mexico: Renewables Remain More Desired than Real
Power in Mexico: Renewables Remain More Desired than Real

Mexico has already developed substantial large hydro and geothermal resources. However, without policy changes and government-sponsored financial incentives, unconventional renewable sources are taking the equivalent of baby steps. "Renewables" is…


Marines Get Power from Waves
Marines Get Power from Waves

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) announced on Feb. 1 that it had successfully deployed one of its PowerBuoy wave energy devices about a mile offshore from a U.S. Marine Corps…