Prototype successfully tested off Newport, Oregon
In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, five of the most promising selected from that group, and one approach has now been tested in the ocean. The work has been a collaboration of OSU, Columbia Power Technologies and the Facilities Engineering Command of the U.S. Navy.
The move of this work towards commercial use within two or three years is promising, researchers say.
Columbia Power Technologies