Creating a sustainable energy future

Hydro

From run-of-river to pumped storage to wave energy. Hydropower is one of the oldest renewable energy sources.

Pros and cons

  • Renewable energy source
  • Can meet peak electricity demand
  • Some adverse environmental impact
  • Expensive up-front
  • Lack of available reservoirs
Minesto specialises in generating energy from ocean currents. Credit: Todd Turner on Unsplash.

Minesto and Schneider Electric collaborate on ocean energy farms

6 months ago
Marine energy developer Minesto and Schneider Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and build ocean energy farms.
Hydro
Tidal power Credit: Dani7C3.

Riding the renewable wave: tidal energy advantages and disadvantages

6 months ago
Tidal power is one of the major renewable energy sources, but also one of the most infantile. What are some tidal energy advantages and disadvantages to consider when looking to invest in this relatively green energy source?
Hydro
Loch Lochy

Pumped hydro could cut UK energy costs by almost £700 million a year

6 months ago
Researchers at Imperial College London have found that pumped hydro storage could save up to £690m per year on energy costs by 2050.
Hydro
Energy Observer

Energy Observer yacht reaches the Pacific Ocean

6 months ago
Through expeditions and innovations, Energy Observer is exploring practical solutions whilst developing new technologies to accelerate ecological transition.
Solar, Wind, Hydro, Innovation