C·Power Wins DOE Funding for H3 StingRAY Design

Announcement: C·Power Wins DOE Funding for H3 StingRAY Design.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded DOE funding for design of the H3 StingRAY! Congrats to the project PI Pukha Lenee-Bluhm! Congrats to rest of the team as well! #waveenergy #doe #marinehydrokinetic

Check out an excerpt from the announcement below:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9 million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Innovative water power technologies have the potential to increase the affordability of hydropower and marine energy. Selected projects will also strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and build on department-wide initiatives to improve the capability of technologies to deliver value to the grid.

Projects were selected across four Areas of Interest (AOI). Hydropower Operational Flexibility, Low-Head Hydropower and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Technologies, Advancing Wave Energy Device Design, and Marine Energy Centers Research Infrastructure Upgrades.

‘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.’…

AOI 3: Advancing Wave Energy Device Design

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.

  • Columbia Power Technologies, Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia, will develop a standards-compliant, fabrication-ready design of its next-generation WEC. Using composite materials to reduce capital expenditures and a permanent magnet generator to maximize efficiency, the project will design a scaled-up version of the existing Water Power Technologies Office-funded device that is set for testing at Hawaii’s Wave Energy Test Site.”

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C·Power wins DOE funding for our H3 StingRAY design.