Latest Ocean power in New Zealand Stories
We're starved for clean energy when it is all around us, in the air, water and even the earth. We'd have plenty if we could figure out how to collect it. But technological development must overcome some formidable challenges, especially to mine the powerful energy in water.
As the Manawatu struggles with the cumulative effect of turbines spreading across our hills, balanced against the need for renewable energy, minds begin turning to other types of energy supply, such as off-shore wind farms and tidal turbines.
By Jerry Harkavy EASTPORT, Maine - Workers spent the past winter tinkering with high-tech turbines slung beneath a barge in the cold waters off the Maine coast before getting them to produce a modest 20 kilowatts, enough electricity to power a half-dozen homes.
A project to generate electricity from the tides in Kaipara Harbour is to receive a grant of $1.85 million from the Marine Energy Deployment Fund. Energy Minister David Parker announced the grant to Crest Energy Ltd last week.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.