Seattle outfit Oscilla Power has received a $1m grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to help design, build and test its Triton wave energy converter.

Oscilla Power is developing the device with naval architecture and marine engineering company Glosten Associates and composite materials tooling and manufacturing company Janicki Industries.

The funding came from Washington state’s Clean Energy Fund, which aims to advance research and development in green power technologies.

Washington governor Jay Inslee said: “Washington state is committed to bold leadership on ensuring a low-carbon future for our children and their children. We must continue to make wise, fruitful investments in technologies that create good-paying jobs while protecting our environment.”

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