In electricity generation, renewables have a share of around 18%, with 15% of global electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables.
Worldwide renewable energy capacity grew, during a 5 years period, between 2004 and 2009, at rates between 10 and 60% annually. Wind Power, for example, grew 32% in 2009, with a worldwide installed capacity of 158 gigawatts (GW) by the end of 2009.
Renewable power capacity worldwide reached 1,230 gigawatts (GW) in 2009 and represents about a quarter of global power-generating capacity (estimated at 4,800 GW in 2009) and supplies 18 % of global electricity production.
Renewable energy is fundamental to solve the problems related to the intense use of fossil fuels (and its growing price), greenhouse gases, climate changes, pollution and global warming.
Most countries worldwide have, in 2010, ambitious policy targets for renewable energy production, for 2010 and 2030. The 27 EU countries confirmed, in 2008, national targets for 2020, following a 2007 EU-wide target of 20 percent of final energy by 2020.
Offshore Renewable Energy
The Ocean is one of the less explored resources of the Planet. It has a vast offer of natural resources to be explored, in particular energy resources of different types.
The surface of the planet is composed by 29,2% of Land and about 70,8% of Water. 97,4% of this area is salt water of the Oceans (96,5%) and Seas (0,9%). Only 2,6% of this area is freshwater. This enormous surface receives the largest amount of energy emitted by the Sun.
Solar Energy is the source of all energies leading to thermal gradients currents, winds and waves.
Oceans are important energy sources that can be converted through the use of adequate technologies:
- Thermal Gradient Energy
- Salinity Gradient Energy
- Tidal Energy (Tidal Marine Current Energy, Tidal Barrage Energy)
- Wave Energy
- Offshore Wind Energy
DECKSPOT has led and developed important renewable energy projects. Preservation of the environment and clean energy is one of our main concerns.
Since its creation, DECKSPOT has developed projects to promote the use of unconventional sources of energy and its rational usage.
DECKSPOT has a wide offer in Research, Innovation, Technology Transfer and Consulting and Services, in major sectors of Renewable Energies.
“TRIPOWER “and “SPIDER POWER”, patented Ocean Energy Converters