White House Frontiers Conference welcomes wave energy

Harvest Wave Energy's exhibition stand (Photo: Harvest Wave Energy)

Harvest Wave Energy, one of the finalists of the US Department of Energy sponsored Wave Energy Prize competition, has presented its wave energy technology at the White House Frontiers Conference held last week.

The conference was hosted by the US President Barack Obama, together with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, with the aim to explore the future of innovation in the US and around the world.

In addition to Harvest Wave Energy, the list of other exhibitors included some of the world’s greatest research and technology teams working on space exploration, artificial intelligence, smart cities, precision medicine, and clean energy.

Harvest Wave Energy team presented its wave energy technology – a combined oscillating wave surge converter (OSWC) and heaving device wave energy system.

The team has recently completed the final 1:20 scale WEC testing at the MASK Basin in Carderock, Maryland, along with the other finalist teams competing for the cash prize.

The winner(s) of the Wave Energy Prize challenge, which aims to double the performance of wave energy conversion devices, will be announced on November 16, 2016.

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