From the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
With more than 50% of the #American population living within 50 miles of the coast, harnessing #energy from#waves could provide an important renewable energy source for future generations. The Energy Department is hosting a new prize challenge that aims to produce game-changing performance improvements to wave energy conversion (WEC) technologies. Learn more, including how to sign up and participate:www.waveenergyprize.org.
Pictured below is the U.S. Navy’s maneuvering and seakeeping facility in #Maryland. This wave generating basin will allow Wave Energy Prize participants to put their WEC devices to the test in real-life wave scenarios.