World’s first wave energy microgrid project due off Western Australia coast

November 4, 2015 by  
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Wave power offers huge promise as a source of clean energy, and now Australia’s Carnegie Wave Energy is taking the technology to bold new places with the world’s first wave-integrated renewable energy microgrid project to be connected to an electricity network. Cleantechnica reports that Carnegie’s Garden Island Microgrid Project will include the company’s CETO 6 array, which is currently in progress – along with an existing reverse osmosis desalination plant that was fired up last week. The project will also boast two megawatts peak solar PV power, along with enough storage for safe, stable and reliable connections to the larger power grid. Click here to view the embedded video. Carnegie is already shipping power from offshore to the mainland of Australia via its CETO 5 array, which went online off the coast of Perth just seven months ago. CETO 6 just left the conceptual phase two weeks ago, but it’s expected to produce about four times more power than its predecessor – maxing out at 1 megawatt of generation. Related: United States investing $10 million in wave power projects Carnegie CEO Michael Ottavaiano said Western Australia is a great place to build a project like this because there’s no need to build and maintain long transmission lines to coastal communities. He added that the Garden Island project, as it’s known, will also help demonstrate the potential the company sees to integrate its wave energy technology into islands and fringe grid applications, or basically wherever strong waves are to be found. “Carnegie’s island power projects will invariably involve integrating CETO with other renewable energy power sources, desalination plants, diesel generation and increasingly energy storage,” he said in a statement on Thursday,” Ottaviano told Cleantechnica . “This project will also be a great opportunity to demonstrate a real world, wave integrated microgrid system to our island customers.” Via Cleantechnica Images and video via Carnegie Wave Energy

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Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

March 20, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is rolling out its multimillion-dollar plans to prove that waves can generate real power for the electric grid on land. Submerged in the roiling seas off the coast of Perth in Western Australia, buoy-like CETO technologies will harness energy from incoming swells and convert it into electricity and desalinated water—no greenhouse gas emissions required. Read the rest of Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , australia , Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project , carnegie wave energy , CETO 5 , CETO 6 , CETO technologies , clean technology , desalination , garden island , HMAS Stirling , hydraulic energy , hydraulic power , perth , renewable energy , wave energy , wave power , western australia

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Newman Architects’ Slover Library blends old and new in historic renovation

March 20, 2015 by  
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Japan takes steps to restart first nuclear reactor since Fukushima

March 20, 2015 by  
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Nuclear power in Japan is slowly but surely returning to a new normal in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown, as the country recently took another step towards restarting one of its remaining reactors. All nuclear reactors in the country were shut down for safety checks following the 2011 disaster, however the country is now about to take its first cautious step back into nuclear power. Reuters reports that the Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NSR) recently approved construction to upgrade the No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Company ’s plant in Sendai in southern Japan. Read the rest of Japan takes steps to restart first nuclear reactor since Fukushima Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: disaster , Fukushima , Japan , Kyushu , nuclear energy , nuclear power , nuclear reactor , restart , sendai , tidal wave

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Carnegie Wave Energy to Launch the World’s First Wave-Powered Desalination Plant

August 28, 2013 by  
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Carnegie Wave Energy is planning to open the world’s first zero-emission wave powered desalination plant on Garden Island in Australia. Using the Perth company’s proprietary “CETO technology,” the two megawatt pilot project will operate with multiple submerged buoys tethered to pumps that funnel pressurized water to turbines onshore. There the water can either be harnessed to create electricity or to run and supply water for a reverse osmosis desalination plant. Read the rest of Carnegie Wave Energy to Launch the World’s First Wave-Powered Desalination Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carnegie wave energy , ceto technology , desalination plant , drinking water , garden island , perth , reverse osmosis , submerged buoys , wave-powered desalination plant , west australia water corporation , western australia , zero-emissions        

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