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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…
mtu wave tank facility
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. 
WEC low friction system
The low-friction WEC testbed design was completed in April 2023 and tested in MTU Wave. It’s now being used to explore control system strategies for heaving point absorbers. The voice coil PTO and air bearings result in nearly zero friction allowing us to focus on the hydrodynamic response. A Michigan Tech capstone team designed the system. Read More