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As of Nov. 2009, we've started compiling all Hydro-related news here.


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Latest / Template: 43: Directory:Hydro > Directory:River Energy > Directory:Markovic SP River Pump > Slovenian Submergible Pump (SP) Claims to be Cheapest, Clean Alternative to Nuclear - Since "all Nuclear plants are located near by larger rivers, on river bottom we can install 200 SP2 units, and after changing of the main turbines in Power plant, using a “ladle hand” system of SP2, we can propel the same generators and use all existing infrastructure to produce the same electric power -- but without any dangerous nuclear fuel!" (News:Pure Energy Blog May 2, 2013)

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Latest: Directory:Hydro > Directory:Low Impact Hydro > Directory:River Energy > HydroCoil Enables Economic Harnessing of Low to Medium Water Flow - This patented design is alleged to be 3-50 times more efficient than conventional designs, with its tapering coil shape in line with the water-proofed generator. Soldiers could carry a unit capable of generating several kilowatts of power. Commercial deployment is expected in 9-12 months. (PESN April 3, 2012)
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Directory:Water > Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Searaser aquatic power generator takes to the sea - The Searaser system, unlike other wave power technologies, does not generate the electricity in the hostile environment of the ocean but rather pumps saltwater to an onshore generator. "Water and electricity don't mix -- and sea water is particularly corrosive -- so most other devices are very expensive to manufacture and maintain." (Energy Daily January 23, 2012)


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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Wave Power > Directory:Wave buoys > Intentium: Wave Power Development - Intentium AS is a Norwegian based wave power developing company whose concept differs from most other buoy absorbers, with a new focus on the dominant wave direction and wave crest length. The patented concept has a relatively wide float stabilized up against the dominating wave direction, combined with a double acting pump and a buoyancy controlled water anchor. ([Website] July, 2011)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Tidal Power > Minesto Kite to Harness Tidal Energy - The underwater kite by Minesto move 10 times faster than the tidal flow at any given time. Speed and energy have a cubic relationship, whereby a kite moving 10 times the speed of the surrounding water yields 1,000 times the energy of the flow on the kites. (Forbidden Knowledge / YouTube December 2009)
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Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Gravity Motors > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Ash answers some questions about his recent visit to Hidro - Ashtweth Palise of Panacea-BOCAF says he didn't see any external power source going to the Hidro buoyancy device and he saw it running for about 25 minutes. The "system used batteries only to keep the cycle continuous, but they are always replenished by the system and excess power is produced." (PESN April 20, 2011)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Gravity Motors > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > James Kwok's - James Kwok's "Hidro" commercially available technology allows for energy to be harvested from gravity induced pressure differentials in columns of water. "Ash" from Panacea-BOCAF recently visited Hidro, witnessed a demonstration, and performed tests. Two independent groups have also confirmed Kwok's claims. (PESN and BeforeItsNews April 17, 2011)
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Latest: Current events > Events:Conference on Future Energy > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - Upcoming SPESIF conference at the University of Maryland on March 15-17, 2011 includes plenary session organized by Directory:Thomas Valone. Topics include: emerging energy, field propulsion, fission & fusion, space tech, energy medicine, tidal, hydrogen, solar power, magnetic motor, zero-point energy, space power, astrosociology, space settlement topics. (PESWiki February 6, 2011)
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Directory:Trends > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment - In Obama's State of the Union speech, he called the current quest for green technology this generation's "Sputnik moment", urging the nation to see other countries' advances as fuel to reach past them as in 1969 when they put the first man on the moon. He wants 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, and to be on 80% clean energy by 2035, and to eliminate tax cuts for oil companies... (Inhabitat January 26, 2011)


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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Superconductors / Directory:Hydro > Directory:Nanotechnology > Directory:Vortex Technologies > Company - A Florida company alleges to have two different types (superconducting and vortex) of MW-level free energy devices for sale (under beta testing terms) at a price that they say competes with the cheapest utility power – without subsidies – while having the added advantage of being green: consuming no fossil fuels and emitting no pollutants or waste. Smaller prototypes can be viewed by qualified parties under NDA. (PESN January 7, 2011)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Rock n Roll wave energy device - A patent pending mechanical device by T. Sampath Kumar convert energy from the waves into electricity via two buoys with a pivoting arm between them that it turned into rotational force with a flywheel to even out the input. The waves can come from any direction. The device can be positioned near shore and in the deep seas. ( 2010)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:River Energy > Turbines Could Tap the Mississippi's Power - Tens of thousands of turbines anchored to the bottom of the Mississippi River could someday provide more than a gigawatt of renewable energy, enough to power a quarter of a million homes. That's the vision of Free Flow Power, a startup based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (MIT Technology Review Nov. 5, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Tidal Power > New horizontal design for harnessing tidal energy - A new company, Kepler Energy Ltd., has been formed to develop a tidal turbine which has the potential to harness tidal energy more efficiently and cheaply, using a device which is simpler, more robust and more scaleable than current designs. The turbine is the result of research at Oxford University's Department of Engineering and thermofluids laboratory. (PhysOrg Oct. 26, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Hydro > Directory:Gravity Motors > Directory: Hidro -- Water Pressures Energy Conversion (WAPEC) - An Asian inventor in Australia has built and patented a free energy technology he calls "Hidro" for short. He calls the process "Water Pressures Energy Conversion (WAPEC)". He says it can provide clean, affordable, reliable energy. (PESWiki Oct. 19, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Tidal Power > Directory:Tidal Power:Largest > Largest tidal power device unveiled - A device thought to be the largest tidal turbine of its type to be built in the world has been described by its developer as "simple and robust". The AK1000 by Atlantis Resources stands 22.5m (73ft) tall and weighs 1,300 tonnes and is capable of generating 1 megawatt. Its blades, turning at six to eight revolutions per minute pose no threat to marine life. (BBC Aug. 12 2010)
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Directory:Water > Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Mechanical transfer of wave energy to shore via steel cable - Wave Energy Co proposes a simple and inexpensive method for transferring mechanical wave energy to shore. "Using a simple underwater teeter-totter and a 1/8 inch steel cable coming to shore, we were able to cause a 170 pound weight on shore to bob up and down with each sea wave" with materials cost of less than $2000. (
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Directory: Spindrift Hydrokinetic Energy Device - This ocean wave harnessing technology takes advantage of the difference between wave height on the surface versus water stability deeper down. It is a buoy system that locates the alternator in the surface buoy, with a turbine down deep, by which water is accelerated via a venture shape through which the water flows. (PESWiki Sept. 13, 2010)
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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Directory:S.D.E. Energy Ltd. > SDE Has Finalized The Construction Of The First Sea Wave Power Plant - The first large-scale sea wave power plant, in Jaffa Port in Israel has shown itself to be an improved version of earlier test prototypes. One of eight earlier test models operated successfully for two years. The Israeli government has granted S.D.E a concession without tender to produce and sell 50MW of electricity for 20 years. (Energy Daily Aug. 2, 2010)
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Directory:Mimicking Living Organisms > Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet - From buildings and bridges to materials and medicine – examining the design of nature has aided in the development of almost every aspect of our lives, and most of us – often without realizing – benefit from these inspired revelations several times a day. A overview, including energy applications. (Inhabitat July 16, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro / Directory:Cold Fusion / Directory:Magazines > Directory:Infinite Energy Magazine > Infinite Energy: Issue 91: The Power of Water - A Heuristic Approach to the Particle Physics Implicit in Theosophical “Occult Chemistry” • ACS Session Summary • A Cold Fusion Fable • Hydroelectric Water Turbine Explosion in Russia • The Pivotal Point of the Science of Physics • Appearance of Potassium in a Li-S Matrix • A Model of Gravity by Stubbs • The Wave Structure of the Electric Field • Hydrogen Bonds at the Bottom of a Waterfall • Ether Space-Time & Cosmology • Eclectic Observer (May/June 2010)
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Template: 43: Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Huge swell sinks wave energy generator - A 170-tonne wave energy generator which was launched off the New South Wales south coast in March, has sunk in rough seas. Breaking free from its pylons on Friday afternoon it sank on Saturday. Early efforts to tow the barge to safety were abandoned due to rough conditions. Attempts to retrieve the barge will be made this week. (ABC AU May 17, 2010) (Thanks Tedd)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Tidal Power > Underwater Ocean kites to harvest tidal energy - A Swedish startup has acquired funding for beginning scale model trials of underwater kites, which would be secured to a turbine to harness tidal energy for power, allegedly at 10 times the speed of the actual tidal current. With a 12-meter wingspan on the kite, the company says one unit could harvest 500 kilowatts while it's operational. (Good May 13, 2010)
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Directory:Secondary Oscillations / Directory:Water > Directory:Water > Matos de Matos Pendulum Hydro Pump - Angolan inventor proposes to use the swinging motion of a heavy pendulum to cause cylinders and pistons in the supporting legs to provide pumping action with relatively low energy input to keep the pendulum swinging. (Blogspot May 6, 2010) SDA Comment: The Directory:Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator design is probably better suited, creating less of a dampening action of the pendulum swing.
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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys // Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Offshore > Directory:Wind:Floating > Poseidon: A Power Plant for Wind and Waves - A Danish company says it has designed a platform that can house wind turbines as well as harvest energy from the surrounding waves, having built a small prototype. They are in the midst of completing a larger one, and ultimately hope to build a commercial version that will sport three 1.5-megawatt to 2-megawatt wind turbines or a single 5-megawatt turbine. (Green Tech Media Apr. 26, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Tidal Power > Re-Purposing the Netherlands' Dike System for Power Generation - The Dutch system of dikes, sluices, surge barriers, and dams has been dubbed 'one of the seven wonders of the modern world' by the American Society of Engineers. Now there are proposals to use the system differently, e.g. as tidal power plants, by punching holes in them. (NRC Handelsblad Apr. 21, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Propulsion from Ocean Waves > Homemade wave-powered boat to cross Atlantic - Gus,a traveler and adventurer, is sharing in his blog the device he will use in his homemade boat to cross the Atlantic. This device uses fins to convert the vertical motion of the waves into horizontal propulsion. Gus thinks he'll be able to achieve speeds of 10 knots or more. (See also is donations page description)
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Directory:Thermal Electric > Directory:Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion > First robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy - The Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian Observer Thermal RECharging (SOLO-TREC) autonomous underwater vehicle uses a novel thermal recharging engine powered by the natural temperature differences found at different ocean depths, via phase change materials. So the vehicle can be powered indefinitely just by moving up and down in the water. (GizMag April 8, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro / Directory:Solar / Directory:Storage > Solar City Tower for Rio Olympics is a Giant Energy Generating Waterfall - A large solar power plant generates energy during the day. Any excess power not used pumps seawater into a storage tank within the tower. At night, the water is released to power turbines, which will provide nighttime power for the city. On special occasions water is pumped out to create a waterfall. (Inhabitat March 19, 2010)
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Hydro > Directory:River Energy > Directory:Markovic SP River Pump > Izumi claims their run-of-river turbine is cheaper than grid power - A Slovenian turbine-generator that is designed to work in relatively slow and shallow moving water supposedly could not only provide clean energy but at a price point many times cheaper than the cheapest grid power presently available. (PESN March 5, 2010) (Comments)
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Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Hydro > Directory:River Energy > Backpack Hydroelectric Generator Provides Up to 500 W of Mobile Power - The Bourne Energy company, located in California, has developed a human-portable hydroelectric generator that produces up to 500 W of renewable energy and weighs about 30 pounds. The Backpack Power Plant (BPP) can generate clean energy from any water stream deeper than 4 feet. (The Green Optimistic, Mar. 2, 2010)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast - Each buoy will measure about 150 feet tall by 40 feet wide and weigh in at about 200 tons. A float on each craft rises and falls with the rolling of the waves, driving an attached plunger’s up-and-down movement. A hydraulic pump then converts that movement into a spinning motion, which drives an electric generator. (Inhabitat Feb. 23, 2010)
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Directory:Newsletters > Directory:Future Energy eNews / Directory:Global Cooling > Future Energy eNews: February 2010 - Directory:Thomas Valone's headlines this month include: 1) Washington's Snowstorms Due To Climate Change 2) Hydropower Can Employ One Million Americans 3) Millimeter-Scale Energy Harvestor System Developed 4) Harnessing Body Heat To Power Electronics 5) MIT Energy Wearable Stuff.


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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Uppsala's unique wave energy ready for commercial deployment - Swedish Uppsala University researchers have developed an entirely unique energy technology that is adapted to the slow movements of waves. It is driven by a linear generator, to which a buoy is attached with a line. Now this technology is to be deployed in the world’s first commercial wave power array.

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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Directory:Wave buoys > Oregon Wave Project Under Way - A project to build the US' first wave power station off the coast of Oregon is finally moving forward. Ocean Power Technologies signed a contract with Oregon Iron Works to start building 10 buoys, the first one to be deployed in a year to test the capabilities of the buoys before going forward with a 200-buoy project. (EcoGeek Dec. 4, 2009)

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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Oyster - the world's largest working hydro-electric wave energy device - Aquamarine Power has launched the world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device in Scotland. Per its mode of action, the near-shore "oyster" produces power by pumping high pressure water to its onshore hydro-electric turbine which feeds into the national grid. A potential farm of 20 Oysters provide enough energy to power 9,000 three bedroom family home.s (GizMag November 26, 2009)

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Directory:Hydro > Directory:Tidal Power > Directory:Atlantis Resources Corporation -- Nereus and Solon Tidal Turbines > Atlantis To Test World's Biggest Tidal Turbine - Atlantis Resources Corp is to test the world's biggest tidal turbine in the rough waters off the Orkney Islands next year in preparation for Scotland's plan to use ocean energy for half a million homes by 2020. The AK-1000 turbine has rotors that are 18 meters in diameter, the height of five storey building and has a capacity of 1 megawatt. (Planet Ark Dec. 1, 2009)
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Directory:Hydro > Directory:River Energy / Directory:Hydro > This is Big: U.S. Could Double Hydropower Capacity with Minimal Impact - U.S. Energy Sec. says that hydropower capacity in the U.S. could "double with minimal impact to the environment", mostly just by installing more efficient turbines at existing hydroelectric projects or at dams without power components, increasing the use of pumped-storage projects, and encouraging the use of run-of-the-river turbines. (TreeHugger Nov. 12, 2009)
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Directory:Mixing Sea and River Water > Osmotic Power Plant Set To Open - Norway has announced the opening of the world’s first osmotic power plant, due to begin operations on November 24, 2009. This prototype plant by Statkraft will demonstrate the potential commercial feasibility of the technology the uses the differential between the incoming fresh water and the salt water to cause water to climb against an osmotic gradiant then turn a turbine.. (Alt Energy News Nov. 4, 2009)

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Mandates driving surge to the river for hydropower - There is mounting political pressure to get more energy from alternative sources and developers are pushing ambitious projects to exploit America's biggest rivers for power. Jeff Hawk, spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Pittsburgh district said "We've seen a spurt of applications we're busier now than ever." (PhysOrg Dec. 1, 2008)

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