HNEI Receives 1.3M DOE Grant to Support Wave Energy Devices hneieditor October 7, 2019

HNEI Receives 1.3M DOE Grant to Support Wave Energy Devices

Work has begun on the three year project, led by HNEI Specialist Patrick Cross, that will develop a wave-energy converter concept culminating in a set of tests in a sophisticated mainland wave tank.  The University of Hawai‘i was awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in January to support the advancing of marine energy devices.  Cross has previously noted that “To date, wave-energy conversion is still in the category of very early stage R&D, and costs remain quite high. We feel we have an approach that can lead to lowering costs–through high-conversion efficiency and relatively low, up-front costs–as compared to technologies under development elsewhere.”

› UH Press Release: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=9712
› DOE Press Release: https://www.energy.gov/articles/us-department-energy-awards-25-million-next-generation-marine-energy-research-projects

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