Energy Research at the University of Washington

7 Projects Paving the Way for Ocean Power

What if we could tap the power of the ocean to produce electricity?

The University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Scientists in Seattle will be evaluating three technologies — echo sounders, acoustic cameras and multibeam sonar — for their ability to monitor animal densities at sites where hydrokinetic projects are proposed. The team, which scored a $746,000 grant over two years, plans to deploy instruments at the site of a tidal energy demo project proposed by the Snohomish Public Utility District, in Washington’s northern Admirality Inlet.

Read more about companies involved in technologies to capture energy from waves, tides, currents and the ocean’s thermal gradients on a scale that could eventually make the sea a major contributor to the nation’s clean energy supply at GIGAom: http://gigaom.com/cleantech/7-projects-paving-the-way-for-ocean-power/