• Theme: Water, Electricity

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    A Dutch consortium of six companies and research institutes are designing and will construct and operate the world’s first offshore floating solar energy farm.   Led by Leiden-based offshore renewable energy specialists Oceans of Energy, the consortium consists of the Netherlands’ largest energy-related research...

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    Unlike any other vessel afloat, and powered by a solar-hydrogen-wind energy mix, Race for Water is on a bold five-year global circumnavigation, backed by UN Environment, to raise awareness about the urgent need to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans.   Owned by the Swiss Race for Water Foundation (RWF), an...

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    The innovative WaveRoller from Finnish firm AW-Energy generates electricity from waves’ surge.   Surge is the forward and back motion waves make when they travel from deep to shallower waters. That movement flexes WaveRoller’s steel panel, which is fixed to the nearshore seabed at depths between 8-20 meters. The system...

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    Imagine a fleet of solar-powered rental boats available to all in major cities throughout the world. It’s already happening in six cities, and 150 others are interested. We spoke to Carl Kai Rand, founder of Denmark’s GoBoat.     “You might say that the idea came out of frustration,” said Carl Kai Rand. “I love being...

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    In northeastern France, Boathome is rethinking the houseboat. The company started with the notion that living on the water should open new horizons rather than constituting obstacles to be overcome. The vessel’s catamaran hull supports a platform measuring from 10 to 20 meters long and five to 10 meters wide, with...

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    This year’s China International Boat Show in Shanghai saw Victron Energy haul in the Most Innovative Company award. The Dutch firm beat out competitors from throughout the marine sector with its Quattro inverter/chargers and other recent products. The 15 kVA Quattro can be connected to two different AC sources—for...

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    Small and convenient to use, PureWater+ simplifies the sometimes cumbersome water refill process. What makes Forespar’s innovation specific is that the filter replacement can be done without any under-counter access. The PureWater+ relies on a compact under-counter system and a patented faucet. With only a quarter...

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    Plug and Play is an IT notion that perfectly describes Save Marine’s new H240 hydrogenerator. Weighing only ten kilograms, it can easily be mounted to the stern of small to medium-sized sailboats. The faster the boat goes, the more power the H240 generates. This ranges from 100 Watts at a speed of five knots to 250 W...