Designs for hydrokinetic devices continue to evolve.
The most popular hydrokinetic device is the turbine.
Because these turbines are installed underwater, which is much denser than air, hydrokinetic turbines provide much more power than wind turbines at relatively low water current speeds.
"Creative control algorithms are also being sought to maximize the effects of waves on the hydrokinetic system without increasing its size in such a way that cost, manufacturability, and deployment logistics become prohibitive," Lennon said.
over all such hydrokinetic projects sited between three and twelve
FPA for hydrokinetic projects begins from the baseline and extends out
The Hydrokinetic Pilot Project License Process and Conditioned
An efficient hydrokinetic turbine requires a minimum water current of 2 knots (1.028 m/s) for propelling the blades and generating electricity.
Alternate energy solutions with solar, wind power, biogas, geothermal, hydrokinetic and mini- hydel technologies are a relatively new phenomena but their scientific basis is well established since past several decades.
siting and approval of hydrokinetic energy projects was only recently
licensing agency for hydrokinetic energy and MMS will still have a role
may not be the last word on jurisdiction over hydrokinetic projects on