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Aussie Wave Energy Technology to Be Tested in UK

Posted by Peter, on March 22, 2018

A Victorian company, AMOG, has won a European Union grant to test its “floating pendulum” wave power generation technology at The University of Exeter’s marine energy testing site at Falmouth in Cornwall.  Continue reading »

Wave Power Unit Deployed at Port Fairy

Posted by Peter, on December 16, 2015

BioPower Systems has deployed Victoria’s first wave power unit west of Port Fairy off the state’s south-west coast as part of a 12-month trial to test its commercial viability.  Continue reading »

World First Wave Power Microgrid for W.A.

Posted by Peter, on November 4, 2015

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited is to collaborate with the Western Australian Government power utility Western Power to develop a world first wave-integrated microgrid.  Continue reading »

Bombora Launches Wave Energy Trial

Posted by Peter, on October 1, 2015

Australian wave energy company Bombora Wave Power has launched a mid-scale field trial of its Wave Energy Converter at Melville Waters in Perth.  Continue reading »

Wave Energy Trial for Bunbury

Posted by Peter, on September 15, 2015

Western Australia’s Stonehenge Metals is to trial using wave power to produce electricity at the port city of Bunbury. For the trial, thirty floating buoys will be tethered together and supported by weights that will be filled with water and dropped on the sea floor. The buoys will drift up and down with the current […]  Continue reading »

Carnegie Wave Wins UK Grant

Posted by Peter, on August 5, 2015

Australian’s Carnegie Wave Energy has won a £2 million grant ($4.3 million) from the Scottish government to develop a “WavePOD” wave energy power conversion system to accompany the company’s first CETO project in the UK. The project will deliver a prototype hydraulic power take off system that will convert the hydraulic and mechanical energy from […]  Continue reading »

BioWave Pilot Construction Completed

Posted by Peter, on June 30, 2015

BioPower Systems has completed construction and onshore testing of a 250 kW bioWAVE pilot demonstration unit, to be installed off the coast of Port Fairy, Victoria, late in 2015. The 26-metre bioWAVE unit is designed to sway back and forth below the surface of the ocean. The oscillating motion activates hydraulic cylinders to spin a […]  Continue reading »

BioPower Completes Wave Plant Design

Posted by Peter, on September 25, 2014

BioPower Systems has announced the completion of the final engineering and design for its 250 kilowatt grid-connected wave energy project. In 2012, BioPower Systems received $5.6 million from the Australian Government grant, together with a $5 million grant from the Victorian Government, to install the 250 kilowatt full-scale pilot of its bioWAVE technology off the […]  Continue reading »

Victoria to Get World’s Largest Wave Power Plant

Posted by Peter, on February 16, 2014

Victorian Wave Partners, a subsidiary of Ocean Power Technologies has partnered with Lockheed Martin to build the world's largest wave power plant off Portland, Victoria. Ocean Power Technologies, has been seeking to develop a wave power station off the coast of Victoria near Portland. The power station planned to be built in three stages had […]  Continue reading »

Award-winning Wave Power Generator

Posted by Peter, on April 3, 2013

The Western Australian company, Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd, has won a GE Ecomagination award for a wave power generator which it is developing to capture the energy of near-shore waves with an average wave height of just 1.4 metres. Their Bombora device is submerged on the seabed at shallow depths. It captures energy using […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Founded Company to Build First Wave Farm in the U.S.

Posted by Peter, on September 6, 2012

The first commercially licensed grid-connected wave-energy farm in the United States is to be built by Ocean Power Technologies – a company founded in Australia. The first wave power device is planned to be launch in October about four kilometres off the city of Reedsport in Oregon.  The company has a permit for up to […]  Continue reading »

Grants for Wave Energy Projects

Posted by Peter, on July 4, 2012

The Australian Government has announced funding of almost $10 million for two pilot wave energy projects. BioPower Systems will receive $5.6 million to install a 250 kilowatt full-scale pilot of its bioWAVE technology off the southern coast of Victoria 4 kilometres from Port Fairy. The bioWave plant is mounted on the sea floor. An array […]  Continue reading »

Renewable Energy Resource Maps Now Online

Posted by Peter, on March 15, 2012

The Directory section of this website now includes maps of Australia’s renewable energy resources overlayed with a map of the electric power grid, making it easy to see where the best areas for renewable energy projects might be. You will find links to the maps in the sidebar of the Directory section or you can […]  Continue reading »

Ireland Contracts Aussie Company to Explore Wave Potential

Posted by Peter, on January 14, 2011

Australian wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy, has signed an agreement with the Irish government to explore potential sites for its CETO marine energy installations. The €150,000 ($au200,000) project is being 50% funded by the Irish Government and 50% by Carnegie. In this first phase of a potential 5 megawatt commercial demonstration project, Carnegie will […]  Continue reading »

Expo Video Highlights Aussie Potential

Posted by Peter, on October 8, 2010

The Australian Centre for Renewable Energy is showing this video highlighting Australia’s renewable energy potential at the Shanghai World Expo. (This is an English version of the Mardarin Chinese version being screened in Shanghai.)  Continue reading »

NZ Wave Energy Research Gets US Funding

Posted by Peter, on September 29, 2010

A wave power prototype designed by Wave Energy Technology New Zealand has won a grant of more than $NZ2 million ($A1.53 million) from the United States Government. Wave Energy Technology, which is a collaboration between Industrial Research Ltd and Power Projects Ltd, a Wellington-based company headed by wave energy expert John Huckerby, has had a […]  Continue reading »

CSIRO: Southern Australia’s Huge Wave Energy Potential

Posted by Peter, on August 20, 2010

CSIRO researchers  have identified sites along Australia’s southern coastline which make it one of the world’s most promising areas for the generation of wave energy. The scientists say that just 10 per cent of the energy produced in waves near the shore along the southern coast would be enough to meet half of the country’s […]  Continue reading »

Clean Technology Forecast for Australia to 2050

Posted by Peter, on July 12, 2010

Australian Cleantech has released a report titled “Prosperous Sustainability” which forecasts the development of energy technologies in Australia up to 2050. The main findings of the report include: Current wind technology will maintain a high level of activity through to about 2015, after which it starts to be replaced by second generation wind technologies. There […]  Continue reading »

Carnegie’s First International Wave Energy Project

Posted by Peter, on June 16, 2010

Reunion Island, near Madagascar, is to be the site of Carnegie Wave Energy’s first international wave energy project. The facility will be built in three stages with an ultimate capacity of 15 MW. The project is to be developed with Carnegie’s Northern Hemisphere joint venture partner EDF EN and the French marine defence contractor DCNS. […]  Continue reading »

Oceanlinx Wave Power Rig Sinks

Posted by Peter, on May 25, 2010

A massive swell off Port Kembla site has sunk Australia’s first wave power device to feed power to the Australian grid. The $5 million pilot project had just begun supplying power to the shore in February. The Oceanlinx design was moored to the sea floor like an offshore oil rig . A platform partly above […]  Continue reading »

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