Power Density Enhancement and Cost Reduction of a No Moving Parts Wave Energy Harvester

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90689
Agency Tracking Number: 76703
Amount: $149,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: 09a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000801
Small Business Information
2151 N. Northlake Way, Suite D, Seattle, WA, 98103
DUNS: 831983270
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vinod Challa
 Dr.
 (801) 583-1230
 challa@oscillapower.com
Business Contact
 Rahul Shendure
Title: Dr.
Phone: (206) 999-5373
Email: shendure@oscillapower.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

Ocean wave energy has the potential to support approximately 10% of domestic and global electricity demand. Despite considerable investment over the past decade, however, wave energy is unlikely to make a material contribution to domestic or global energy supplies unless new technologies with significantly lower capital costs and higher reliability than todays leading technologies can be developed and commercialized. Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) has demonstrated the potential of a no moving parts technology to provide significantly lower costs than conventional ocean energy technologies. In this project, OPI will demonstrate additional power take-off scale and system level innovations that can further reduce the cost of and increase the reliability of this new, potentially game-changing technology. Development and commercialization of the technology has the potential to significantly impact the renewable energy landscape by dramatically reducing the cost, improving the robustness and broadening the availability of wave energy. Successful development and commercialization of the technology will improve the nations competitiveness while reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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