Over the last few years, researchers and industry have been chalking up successes developing small-scale, distributed hydroelectric generators to potentially replace their massive forebears.
EarthTechling’s renewable energy editor gets all curmudgeonly about the Isabei Cappa, a river kinetic hydropower device that’s getting a lot of attention.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports on how new forms of hydrokinetic energy technologies are advancing toward commercial development in the United States.
Midwest Energy News reports on a Minnesota startup that hopes to spin out a new hydroturbine design focused on generation clean energy via the flow of rivers.
Students at a Maine vocational school get hands-on renewable experience, installing and testing W2 Energy’s WaterHelix energy system in a local river.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct a baseline assessment of hydrokinetic energy potential in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
Hydrovolts, a Seattle-based company that produces hydrokinetic turbines, is closing its Series A funding with $1 million and several strategic partnerships.
A Michigan man, noting the design of the filter-feeding basking shark, develops a process said to improve a single hydro turbine blade’s efficiency by 40 percent.
Three U.S. agencies announced eight grants to help figure out how and where to site ocean-energy projects without doing harm to the environment.
A Seattle-based start up plans to prototype a hydrokinetic water turbine that could electrify India’s Chilla Canal and bring clean energy to remote areas.
A novel hydrokinetic turbine installed on the Yukon River earlier this summer doesn’t seem to be harming fish, say University of Alaska researchers.