09 Sep '13, 11am

US Energy Department invests US$16 million in tidal energy - Renewable Energy Focus

The projects are intended to increase the power production and reliability of wave and tidal devices and help gather valuable data on how deployed devices interact with the surrounding environment. “Wave and tidal energy represent a large, untapped resource for the United States and responsible development of this clean, renewable energy source is an important part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy,” said assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, David Danielson. The Department ’s latest nationwide wave and tidal energy resource assessments identify up to 1,400 terawatt hours of potential generation per year. One terawatt-hour of electricity is enough to power 85,000 homes. Part of the investment is US$13.5 million for eight projects to help US companies build wave and tidal devices that reduce overall costs and maximize the amount of energy cap...

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