Selection Date: 12/14/2016
Total Award Money: $12,000,000
Support MHK technologies aiming for economic competitiveness in either early-adopter or large utility scale markets.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports innovative technologies capable of generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. It targets MHK technologies that can be deployed in markets with high energy costs in the near-term, while supporting next-generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies in the longer term. Specific areas of interest include:
- WEC System Advancement
- Open Topic – MHK Technology Development
Wave Energy Converters Systems Advancement and Innovative Marine Energy Technologies:
- Aquaharmonics, Oregon City, Oregon
- California Wave Power Technologies, Berkeley, California
- Portland State University of Portland, Oregon
- ReVision Consulting of Sacramento, California
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California Wave Power Technologies (CalWave) will upscale its WEC technology for open-ocean testing by advancing the technology readiness level (TRL) of the device through advanced numerical simulations, dynamic hardware tests, and a 1:4-scale open water demonstration.
AquaHarmonics, the grand-prize winner of the Wave Energy Prize, is building a larger version of its winning wave energy device for open-ocean testing to test its ability to perform deployment, mooring, maintenance, and decommissioning activities in open-ocean conditions, as well as provide a performance map that shows device operation across a range of wave heights and periods.
ReVision Consulting, LLC is designing and improving its wave prediction system to improve the system’s wave-prediction accuracy from 70% to more than 90 by integrating measurements from a small array of wave measurement buoys with measurements from a radar system.
Portland State University will design, fabricate, and conduct laboratory testing on a magnetic gearbox (MG) and magnetically geared generators (MGG).