The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a competition that aims to produce game-changing performance improvements to wave energy conversion (WEC) technologies. Developers will have the opportunity to win a monetary prize purse and test scaled WEC prototypes at the Navy’s MASK basin.
The Energy Department is funding several projects to develop a diverse set of tools to better understand and mitigate the impacts of hydropower development on its surrounding environment.
The Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II) places emphasis on metrics validated at the component level, as well as crosscutting component applications for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. These initiatives are part of a multi-year strategy to optimize MHK components in preparation for commercial ready system integration.
The New Stream-reach Development Assessment led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides a national picture of the remaining new hydropower development opportunities in U.S. rivers and streams.