AquaHarmonics wins wave prize
CalWave, Waveswing America take second and third place
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.
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)