In November 2019, CalWave received an award by the U.S. Department of Energy to design the next generation of our submerged pressure differential Wave Energy Converter (WEC).

This development is taking place in parallel to our ongoing open water demo awarded in 2017.

“Hydropower is a valuable national resource and these technologies will make it an even more competitive clean energy option to invest in the Blue Economy,” said Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes. “These awards are another example of this Administration reaffirming its commitment to an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy to the benefit of the entire nation.”

Projects awarded under this area will drive performance improvements in WEC devices in preparation for open-water testing, where wave energy has the greatest energy capture potential and lowest unit costs.