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.
Sustainable Marine ~ Coastal and Nearshore Renewable Energy Solutions ~ Among other projects this Scottish company has installed the first floating tidal power off Nova Scotia. Watch their video: ‘The Power of the Tides’
HIE ~ Read about the Wave Energy Technology taking place in Scotland.
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.”
Visit Marine Renewable Energy Canada for details, resources, and a list of those working in the field of Ocean Energy.
Testing and Research
Research Organizations & Networks
International Resources for Water Energy:
Hydroelectricity Plants in Canada include Innergex
Organizations & Associations (MRE, other renewables, ocean technology, etc.)
Clean Energy BC https://www.cleanenergybc.org/about/clean-energy-sectors/wave