USDOE Puts $40 Million Behind West Coast Wave Energy Test Center

According to the Portland Business JournalOregon State University’s Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center and CalWave are competing to build a wave energy test site. The OSU group, it adds, would build the test center about 6 miles off the coast and consist of four testing berths connected to a subsea cable that would carry up to 20 megawatts of power ashore. The US Department of Energy said that it will release up to $40 million for the effort. Read more on new wave technologies – and the competition between Oregon State University and Calwave for test center placement – at Environmental Leader here.

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