This month, the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access to Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Network Director made 16 selections for its first Request for Technical Support (RFTS).
Open to applicants seeking technology support with modeling and analysis; laboratory and bench tests; and tank, flume, tunnel, and basin tests, TEAMER network director the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) announced the following selections:
- CalWave Power Technologies, Inc. – CalWave Torque Spring Optimization, testing at Sandia National Laboratories
- CalWave Power Technologies, Inc. – xWave Higher Order Dynamics and Autonomous Control Testing, testing at University of Maine
- Current Kinetics – Dynamometer testing of a novel Seawater Lubricated and Cooled MHK Turbine Generator, testing at Florida Atlantic University
- Dehlsen Associates – Additional Degree of Freedom for WEC, testing at Oregon State University’s Wallace Energy Systems & Renewables Facility (WESRF)
- iMetalX Group – Ocean Observation Unmanned Vehicle Recharging Station, testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- IProTech – Numerical Modeling Assistance for IProTech’s ‘PIP’ WEC Device, testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Igiugig Village Council – A Tow Body Optical Camera System, testing at University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory
- Ocean Energy, Ltd. – OWS Design Loads, testing at Sandia National Laboratories
- Ocean Motion Technologies – Wave Energy Converter SIMulator (WEC-SIM) Support for an Adaptive Wave Energy Converter, joint testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories
- Orbital Marine Power – Orbital Environmental Compliance, testing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Ocean Renewable Power Company, Pitching Foil Crossflow Turbine Efficiency, testing at University of New Hampshire
- Oscilla Power – Advance PTO Control Strategies for the Triton-C WEC, testing at Sandia National Laboratories
- Pyro-E – Electrically Engaged UnduLation (EEL) Marine Energy System, testing at University of California, Berkeley
- Rohrer Technologies, Inc. – RTI F2MS 1:50 Scale Tank Testing, joint testing at University of Maine, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Hampshire
- University of Hawaii – Co-Design of Marine Energy Converters for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Docking and Recharging, testing at Oregon State University’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory
- Virginia Tech – Testing for Power Electronics for Ocean Wave Energy Converters, testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
TEAMER is designed to provide marine energy technology developers and researchers with access to U.S.-based test facilities and technical expertise.
RFTS 2 is scheduled to begin accepting applications later this fall. Stay tuned!