AquaHarmonics Support FOA 1663

As a result of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1663, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement, a team led by AquaHarmonics, Inc. (AH), that includes Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) was selected as one of the FOA award recipients. The main objective of the proposed project is to advance the technology readiness of the AquaHarmonics’ device, by developing a 1:7th scale prototype and conducting an open water testing for an extended period (~12 months) at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS). During the open water testing, it is expected that the device will maintain an Average Climate Capture Width per Characteristic Capital Expenditure (ACE) target of at least 3m/M$, as has been demonstrated previously on a smaller scale device during the Wave Energy Prize competition. SNL will leverage its capability and experience in WEC design and testing to assist AquaHarmonics in WEC dry and open water testing, device design and PTO-control model development.