Hydropower Research

- February 02, 2015

Carbon Nanoballs Can Transform the Renewable Energy Supply

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized...

- August 25, 2014

The Power of Salt

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT.

- August 07, 2014

Simulation Models Optimize Hydropower Potential

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Ilmenau are developing information technology to make water power generation...

- July 07, 2014

Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for...

Ron Flavin - November 01, 2013

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W....

Svein Tønseth - October 11, 2013

Win-Win: Hydropower Plants May Produce More Power and Salmon

Norwegian research shows that it is perfectly possible for rivers to produce more salmon and electricity at the same time: a new environmental handbook shows the way.

- April 24, 2012

A Jones for Osmosis: New Potential for Power In Rivers' Flow to Sea

When people talk about an "all of the above" approach to energy they're usually referring to the sources we know – gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind. But a steady stream of emerging...

- April 14, 2011

Plasma Nanoscience Needed for Green Energy Revolution

A step change in research relating to plasma nanoscience is needed for the world to overcome the challenge of sufficient energy creation and storage, says a leading scientist from CSIRO...

Renewable Energy World Editors - January 25, 2011

Wave and Tidal Energy on the Rise: But Will it Work?

The wave and tidal energy sectors may see around $1.2 billion in investment over the next five years, according to a new report from the analysis firm Douglas-Westwood. That could result...

Paul Gipe - August 10, 2010

NREL Releases Feed-in Tariff Guide

With over 75 countries, states and provinces around the world with some kind of feed-in tariff, policymakers and researchers in the U.S. are considering the role for the policy in America...

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