marine energy collegiate competition wec installation
The 2023 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition final event took place on May 7-9, 2023 at Waterpower Week in Washington D.C. The Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experience (SENSE) enterprise team attended the conference to present their year-long project: "Oscillating Wave Surge Converter: Shoreline Protection & Clean Energy". The team designed an oscillating surge wave energy converter (OSWEC) to dissipate the wave energy near the shore to protect the shoreline while harvesting clean energy for the community. Their prototype was…
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As of April 2023, MTU Wave is a Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER™) facility. TEAMER™ is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and directed by the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) and provides funding for TEAMER facilities supporting organizations developing marine renewable energy technology. This is a great way to fund your testing needs, and if you think MTU Wave is a good fit, please get in touch with us to discuss. The next technical support deadline is July 7, 2023. 
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Houssein, Tania, Gordon, and Dave Wilson (Sandia) published the “Effect of the Dynamic Froude-Krylov Force on Energy Extraction from a Point Absorber Energy Converter with an Hourglass-Shaped Buoy” in Applied Sciences. They showed the importance of including the dynamic Froude-Krylov force for analysis and control system design. They are now testing a 3D-printed hourglass-shaped buoy using MTU Wave's buoy dynamometer and will finish in June 2023. Read More