New Wave Power Project In Oregon

June 20, 2011

The Energy Department has awarded funding to Ocean Power Technologies to support research, development and manufacturing of the company’s innovative PowerBuoy wave energy generation system. The funding will help to enable the deployment of OPT’s most powerful in-water PowerBuoy product to date, the PB150, off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon later this year.  After the initial PowerBuoy device is deployed and tested, OPT plans to construct the first commercial-scale wave park on the West Coast of the U.S., adding up to nine additional PowerBuoys with grid connection infrastructure. The completed project would provide 1.5 MW of wave energy, enough to power 375 Oregon homes.

To read more about this project see New Wave Power Project In Oregon on the U.S. Department of Energy's  ENERGYBLOG.