Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Resources
Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, and river and ocean currents into electricity. The Department of Energy's "Marine and Hydrokinetic 101" video explains how these technologies work and highlights some of the Water Power Program's efforts in R&D in this area.
Learn where marine and hydrokinetic technology research and testing is being done across the country and about key terms for MHK technology by visiting the following resources:
A glossary of key terms about marine and hydrokinetic technologies.
The Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database provides information on marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy projects, both in the United States and around the world.
The U.S. Department of Energy partnered with the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems initiative to create Tethys, a database and knowledge management system that provides access to information and research about the potential environmental effects of offshore wind and marine and hydrokinetic development.
Tethys also hosts data from Annex IV, an international collaboration to gather information on MHK environmental research worldwide.
The Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database provides data on a range of test capabilities and services available at commercial, academic, and government facilities and offshore berths within the United States.