TEAMER picks 16 strong
The U.S. Testing Expertise and Access to Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) program has selected 16 marine energy technology developers for testing and technical support.
The selections, announced by the TEAMER network director, the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET), are as follows:
CalWave Power Technologies – CalWave Torque Spring Optimization, testing at Sandia National Laboratories
CalWave Power Technologies – 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 – 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 – 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.
Backed by the US Department of Energy, the TEAMER program is open to applicants seeking technology support with modeling and analysis, laboratory and bench tests, as well as tank, flume, tunnel, and basin tests.
The program is expected to launch three to four annual open funding calls over the course of three years, and distribute approximately $13 million.