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  • 8 April 2015

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) has successfully completed a stage gate review with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) related to its Power Take-off (PTO) technology that could be used with both small and large scale PowerBuoys. Evaluation criteria for the stage gate review included PTO cost reduction, simplification of the manufacturing process, increased reliability, […]

  • 16 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    More than 150 experts on U.S. and European offshore renewable energy and the oil and gas industry met in Washington, D.C., on April 11 and 12 to exchange information and build relationships in support of U.S. offshore renewable energy development. The Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange workshop was a collaborative effort between the Department of the […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 650,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two floating wind demonstration and testing projects.

  • 20 July 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    There’s a simple truth in wind energy – the bigger the blade, the more watts generated. 

In the 1980s, blades were typically 65 feet long. Today, as the wind industry continues to grow, blades measure over 150 feet. Looking down the road, the next generation of wind turbine blades is expected to span beyond the […]

  • 23 May 2013

    Renewable energy technology developer Principle Power hosted two Town Hall meetings yesterday to introduce the community to the proposed WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. Principle Power has received a $4 million financial assistance award from the U.S. Department of Energy to begin project outreach, front-end engineering design and initial project permitting for installation of five semi-submersible […]

  • 31 March 2014

    Tidal technology company, OpenHydro, has been selected by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy in Canada for a tidal energy demonstration project at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) test site. OpenHydro was selected as part of a competitive process undertaken by the Department in its drive to progress the development of a […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s Budget for FY 2019, proposed to the U.S. Congress on 12 February, requests USD 30.6 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE), with DOE’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Office witnessing a cut of a little more than 65% compared to the budget enacted for 2017. 

  • 30 August 2012
    Authorities, Environment

    A new website has been designed by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for those interested or involved in the development of renewable ocean energy, but need more information on how it could affect the environment. Tethys is an online repository of environmental information related to marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and offshore wind […]

  • 14 March 2014

    Clean Energy Group (CEG) and Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA), LLC, have been selected to develop and operate the Northeast Wind Resource Center, one of six regional wind energy resource centers to be established across the US by the U.S. Department of Energy. These resource centers will be tasked with providing accurate and unbiased education and […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Department of Energy announced a series of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA).  In the area of Wind Power development, the Department seeks to award funding for the development of a met-ocean package for offshore wind. Awarded under Topic 10a, this funding opportunity seeks proposals that can cost-effectively develop a met-ocean […]

  • 25 June 2014

    On June 18, during the visit of Premier Li Keqiang to the UK, the third Sino-British energy dialogue conference was held in London. It was hosted by the British Department for Energy and Climate Change, and Wu Xinxiong, the director of the National Energy Administration, and Edward David, the British Minister for Energy and Climate […]

  • 15 July 2014

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed the appointment of the Conservative MP Matthew Hancock as Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy. He replaces Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP, who served in the role for eighteen months, having been appointed on March 29th 2013. Maria […]

  • 10 June 2015

    After a several months of preparation, Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI) has deployed its Azura™ wave energy device at the United States Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawai’i. The device will be deployed for 12 months of grid-connected testing as part of a rigorous program to commercialize the Azura technology. “As […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud welcomed top officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to Castine on Sept. 5 to celebrate a successful year of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine deployed off Castine.  The federal officials were joined by representatives from the University of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy and Cianbro, […]

  • 4 March 2015

    HiDef Aerial Surveying has completed a 7 year licensing deal with Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) of Maine, USA, for exclusive rights to manufacture and sell HiDef’s Collision Avoidance Technology in the USA. In September 2014 the partners received $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop HiDef’s Collision Avoidance Technology which seeks […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, along with the Department for Energy & Climate Change, has published a report on capabilities and opportunities of the UK’s offshore wind supply chain. The report, produced by BVG Associates, presents a first ‘map’ of the UK offshore wind supply chain in the UK. It identifies its strengths […]

  • 24 February 2011

    The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the DeepCwind Consortium released the Maine Offshore Wind Report today. The report is available for download online at UMaine Prof. Habib Dagher is leading statewide efforts to develop the technology and infrastructure that will enable Maine to capitalize on deepwater offshore wind as an […]

  • 20 June 2011

    If you’ve ever been surfing, or gone swimming in choppy water, you’ve experienced first-hand the striking power of waves. In fact, further offshore, wave activity becomes even more powerful, making it an excellent resource for generating clean, renewable energy. That’s exactly what the Department of Energy and its partner Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) are working […]

  • 2 August 2012

    A new study of renewable energy’s technical potential finds that every state in the nation has the space and resource to generate clean energy. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced the study, U.S. RE Technical Potential, which looks at available renewable resources in each state. It establishes an upper-boundary estimate of […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    As part of President’s Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury today announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States. This important tax program is focused on strengthening America’s global competitiveness in […]

  • 30 September 2011

      Penn State has been awarded $1.2 million from the Department of Energy for a project on offshore wind power. The project’s goal is to develop a computational Cyber Wind Facility (CWF) that will provide wind energy researchers the capability to collect data that cannot be gathered from a field wind turbine facility, which has […]

  • 13 March 2015

    A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy highlights how the growth of the U.S. wind industry could lead to even more highly skilled jobs in many categories. The Energy Department’s recently released Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from wind through 2050. As […]

  • 7 July 2011

      Georgia’s wind resource is vast; however, no large-scale wind farms have been built onshore or offshore of the Peach State. Nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind resource exists in Georgia, and another 60,000 MW resides offshore. A single megawatt of wind capacity can generate enough electricity for up to 300 homes. Modern onshore […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Department of Energy decided to terminate the negotiations over the USD 1 million grant awarded to Ocean Power Technologies. The company accepted the decision without protest. The grant was awarded last year as part of Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement programme aiming to improve materials, manufacturability, and durability of the float and spar. […]

  • 24 April 2013

    Today the Crown Estate launched a new website to support industry collaboration in the emerging wave and tidal industry. The Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network will make it easier for organisations to share information with each other and help deliver industry growth. The coverage of the Knowledge Network is broad, and includes such topics as […]

  • 1 July 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The US Department of the Interior and Department of Energy plan to increase offshore renewable energy development together, under a formal agreement signed Tuesday. Interior and the DOE would develop “attainable” goals for constructing renewable energy projects on the US Outer Continental Shelf, determine how to streamline federal and state approval processes and identify areas […]