CalWave provides a solution to harness the renewable power of ocean waves and to convert it into electricity and fresh water.

We are developing a novel Wave Energy Converter (WEC) called the Wave Carpet that is simple and scalable. The Wave Carpet operates semi-submerged, meaning it can survive stormy seas and results in no visual pollution or collision danger.

The technology is based on research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley.

CalWave is currently part of the Cyclotron Road program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Our innovative approach was inspired by the ability of a muddy seafloor to effectively absorb overpassing ocean waves within only a few wavelengths. The unique converter design uses a synthetic-seabed-carpet that has the ability to extract wave energy the same way.