Wave Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is investing in a new kind of flexible wave energy technology that could convert ocean waves into clean electricity and help power coastal communities, marine research, and even a future clean energy grid. Graphic by NREL.

How Origami, Acrylic Skins, & Flexible Flaps Are Advancing Wave Energy

With Two Awards and Some Stellar Students, Researcher Polishes New, Highly Flexible Technology Blake Boren had a few questions about the flexible flap. Like, how big should the flap be? What is the optimal flap shape? And what is the best way to build a flexible flap? “I guess a … [continued]

Image courtesy of Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnica.

Wave Devouring Propulsion: A Revolutionary Green Technology For Maritime Sustainability

A new form of wave devouring propulsion (WDP) could power ships and help to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry. Academics from Cranfield University have worked on the concept of using wave energy for propulsion, and designed an inventive method of achieving greater thrust from the power of … [continued]