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ocean power


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…


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…


BOEM, Bolstered by Biden Offshore Wind Agenda, Resumes Vineyard Wind Review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will resume an environmental review for the 800-MW Vineyard Wind project offshore Massachusetts as part of a larger push by the Department of…


Islands: An Ocean of Potential for Marine Energy

While island governments are exploring marine power technologies as serious options for future resources to replace diesel, technology developers are looking at improved value through new revenue streams, such as…


Subsea Kite Technology Makes a Big Splash for Marine Power

At first view, marine energy developer Minesto’s novel underwater “kite” technology may be easily dismissed as a fanciful concept, one of dozens introduced over the last decade to reap the…