CalWAVE Power Take-Off

Sandia National Laboratories is partnering with California Wave Power Technologies, LLC (CalWave) to advance its wave energy converter (WEC) technology by broadening device controls beyond the power take-off system. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Small Business Vouchers(SBV) Pilot program funded this project. CalWave was the first runner-up in the Wave Energy Prize, an 18-month design-build-test competition that produced a technology leap in WEC devices. Through this project, Sandia will collaborate with Calwave to improve the device capability in efficiently absorbing energy from ocean waves and to potentially integrate PTO control approaches into existing schemes of overall device control.