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Ocean/Marine


A Big Splash for Marine Power: Minesto’s Underwater Kite

After more than a decade of development, Minesto’s novel underwater “kite” technology kicked off commercial operation with a 100-kW project in the Faroe Islands. Despite some hiccups, the pioneering marine…



Japanese Firm Unveils Ship Dedicated to Storing and Transmitting Offshore Wind Power

A Japanese firm has set out to shake up energy storage and transmission with a freshly launched “power transfer vessel” concept that is designed to carry electricity from offshore wind…


DOE Providing $27 Million for Wave Energy Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will provide as much as $27 million in federal funding for research and development projects designed to advance the efficient conversion…


Mechanical Seals and Bearing Isolator Solutions for Tidal Energy Equipment Protection

As clean power technologies become more mainstream, offshore and river-based energy generating systems are beginning to come into their own in terms of proven performance. While the sea and rivers…


Ocean Power Developers Made Crucial Progress in 2020

Tidal and wave energy installations in 2020 brought global cumulative installations for ocean energy to almost 60 MW. Another 6 MW of wave and tidal energy is slated for deployment…


Mechanical Seals and Bearing Isolator Solutions for Tidal Energy Equipment Protection

As clean-power technologies become more mainstream, offshore and river-based energy generating systems are beginning to come into their own in terms of proven performance. While the sea and rivers are…