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AquaHarmonics wins wave prize

CalWave, Waveswing America take second and third place

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Oregon's AquaHarmonics has won the US Department of Energy’s $1.5m Wave Energy Prize.

Second place was awarded to California’s CalWave Power Technologies, with Scottish developer AWS Ocean Energy’s US subsidiary Waveswing America taking third prize.

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    The Wave Energy Prize kicked off in spring 2015 with 92 contestants submitting technical submissions, test plans and build plans.

    The plans culminated in the construction of 1/50th-scale models.

    In March, nine finalists were then chosen to build 1/20th-scale wave energy converter prototypes and test their devices at the US Navy’s Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin in Maryland.

    Image: Wave Energy Prize ceremony (US DoE/Seth Larson)

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