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National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Technology Innovation and Assessment

Capabilities include:

  • WaveSPARC – developing the systems innovation and engineering tools that will enable the development of the next generation of high-performance wave energy technologies.
  • Flexible materials with distributed energy converters –  to advance the state-of-the-art in wave energy conversion systems, NREL is studying the potential of technologies that harvest ocean energy through use of flexible materials with embedded distributed energy converters.

Description

Technology Innovation and Assessment NREL researchers are developing methods of innovating and assessing the potential of marine energy technologies to help accelerate the industry toward commercialization.

Capabilities include:

  • WaveSPARC – developing the systems innovation and engineering tools that will enable the development of the next generation of high-performance wave energy technologies.
  • Flexible materials with distributed energy converters –  to advance the state-of-the-art in wave energy conversion systems, NREL is studying the potential of technologies that harvest ocean energy through use of flexible materials with embedded distributed energy converters.

Click for more information on WaveSPARC.

Click for more information on Flexible Materials. 

Point of Contact: Jochem Weber – jochem.weber@nrel.gov