Sustainable Energy
Follow
Find tag "hydro"
5.3K views | +2 today
Sustainable Energy
Pushing the boundaries
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Hans De Keulenaer
Scoop.it!

Patented Nautical Torque Process Has Ups and Downs

Patented Nautical Torque Process Has Ups and Downs | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

I received an interesting press release about something called Nautical Torque technology, a process for generating energy from the rise and fall of ships and other large vessels with the tide. It was invented by the late Cahill Maloney; his son, Galen, is now carrying the torch.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Hans De Keulenaer from micro hydro
Scoop.it!

Rural Electrification in Zambia through Mini and Pico hydro

Rural Electrification in Zambia through Mini and Pico hydro | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
By Ronald Lwamba There was a lot of excitement when the PF government secured a US$750 million Eurobond which was going to be used on growth promoting infrastructure development.

Via mha
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hans De Keulenaer
Scoop.it!

Climate change will reduce renewable energy capacity, warn scientists

Climate change will reduce renewable energy capacity, warn scientists | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

[RIO DE JANEIRO] Climate change is set to reduce Latin America's capacity to produce renewable energy, according to Roberto Schaeffer, a Brazilian energy planning expert.

He told the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development underway in Brazil this week (11–15 June) that many forms of renewable energy are vulnerable to variations in climate, due to their dependence on water – as is the case with hydropower and biofuels – as well as on wind and sun.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hans De Keulenaer
Scoop.it!

U.S. Energy Efficient Hydropower Upgrades Get More Power from Dams

U.S. Energy Efficient Hydropower Upgrades Get More Power from Dams | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The U.S. has 2,400 hydropower dams, many of which sport out-of-date generating equipment that is, well, generations old. That’s the bad news. The good news is, it all adds up to the potential for a massive energy efficiency upgrade program that could significantly boost U.S. hydropower generation without the monumental expense and environmental disruption involved in new dam construction. In fact, the first round of hydropower upgrades is already underway at an average cost of less than 4 cents per kilowatt-hour.
more...
No comment yet.