Water Energy

Water Energy can be derived through harnessing and employing Tides, Waves, Currents, Thermal Gradient, and Salinity. As the potential for using Marine Renewable Energy abounds throughout the world, BC Sustainable Solutions has gathered some interesting links and resources to assist in better understanding the various applications and results. Also find listed below, projects, companies, and organizations making breakthroughs in logistics and technology, and helping countries throughout the world harness the energy water can generate.

Mashable’s Video: Sea Wave Energy Limited has developed the ‘Waveline Magnet’, a low-cost, eco-friendly energy source that uses a spine-shaped floating device to convert wave power into electricity.

Live Science – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion“… (uses) the temperature differences between surface water heated by the sun and water in the ocean’s chilly depths to generate electricity.”

Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

Watch Tidal Power 101 by Student Energy:

SmithsonianMag offers 7 Unexpected Ways We Can Get Energy From Water

Inceptive Mind: Flexible, seaweed-like generator for harvesting wave energy

Visit Marine Renewable Energy Canada for details, resources, and a list of those working in the field of Ocean Energy.