Marine energy technologies are at an early stage of development due to the fundamental challenges of generating power from a dynamic, low-velocity, and high-density resource while withstanding corrosive marine environments.
These challenges are intensified by high costs and lengthy permitting processes associated with in-water testing.
The program comprises four core R&D activity areas which represent the program’s strategic approach to addressing the challenges faced by U.S. marine energy stakeholders:
To achieve the mission and help to realize the vision, the Marine Energy Program will conduct transformative early-stage research that advances the development of reliable, cost-competitive marine energy technologies and reduces barriers to technology deployment.
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