From the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
This picture shows the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center in #Oregon launching an instrumented buoy to investigate one of America’s untapped potential sources of renewable #energy. Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices harness energy from oceans and rivers. Some estimates point out that nearly one-third of the #US energy needs could be met through this clean energy resource, if fully developed. Today, our office announced funding to support and expand MHK technology testing. We’re funding projects to identify new methods to cut costs and to address the challenges that MHK devices must overcome to survive in harsh and unpredictable #ocean conditions. Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/3B9GR.