Hydro Power

New drive to harness wave power

Dec 10th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Hydro Power, Top Story

In a bleakly beautiful island landscape, some strange new sights are emerging. In the turbulent waters off the shores of Orkney, in the far north of Scotland, an array of bizarre machines is being deployed in a drive to harness the power of the sea. The European Marine Energy Centre at Stromness is playing host [...]

Slow-flowing water powers eGen system

Oct 23rd, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Hydro Power

The first few models that inventor Joel Douglas made he tested in his bathtub. Then he tested bigger versions, in a swimming pool and a large tank, before moving to the waters behind Mystic Seaport. On Wednesday afternoon, Douglas and other members of a small Groton-based company, eGen LLC, demonstrated a prototype that can produce [...]