Wave energy prototype test successful, OSU says
Tuesday October 14, 2:18 pm ET

Oregon State University researchers say wave energy prototype test successful

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University researchers say a test of the newest prototype of a wave energy buoy succeeded.

The university has been working with Columbia Power Technologies and the Facilities Engineering Command of the U.S. Navy to test 18 “direct drive” wave energy technologies in a $1 million research program.

The five best devices were chosen, and one buoy system has now been tested.

University officials say the technology used in the test buoy eliminates the need for hydraulic systems and may be more efficient and durable in the ocean.

Professor Annette von Jouanne says one technology may emerge as the dominant system for commercial wave parks, but there is room for other systems adapted to individual power needs on a smaller scale.
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