• Navy Test Site Evaluates Potential of Wave Energy Conversion Technologies

    Navy Test Site Evaluates Potential of Wave Energy Conversion Technologies0

    The ability to harness wave energy to power onshore facilities is still years away, but local officials in Hawaii remain excited by the potential for the renewable resource to help the state reach its goal of obtaining all of its energy from renewables by 2045. “If you want to get to 100 percent, we have to tap the ocean,” state Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R) said last week during a blessing ceremony for the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site at Kaneohe Bay located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii. “This is the most powerful renewable resource we have, and Hawaii is one of the best locations for it.” The Navy and Marine Corps are using the site, located about two-and-a-half miles from shore, to test various wave energy conversion technologies that can connect to the grid …

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  • Navy Deploys Wave Energy Conversion Device off Marine Corps Base Hawaii

    Navy Deploys Wave Energy Conversion Device off Marine Corps Base Hawaii0

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command last month deployed a wave energy device that converts wave motion into electrical energy to the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site at Kaneohe Bay located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii. State Rep. Cynthia Thielen, a proponent of wave energy, said the launch of the Fred. Olsen Ltd. “Lifesaver” Wave Energy Conversion device “marks significant progress in using the ocean’s wave power as a sustainable energy source …

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  • Wave Energy Test Delivers Power to Navy Base0

    A test of the potential for wave energy to power onshore facilities has begun generating electricity at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu. The Navy, Northwest Energy Innovations and the Energy Department are working with a prototype of the Azura wave energy converter device to produce electricity from the motion of the choppy ocean waters, reported ClickGreen. Last week’s success represents a major step for the emerging American marine and hydrokinetic energy industry, as the Azura is the first grid-connected wave energy device producing power in North America to be validated by a third party …

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  • Energy Department Funds Testing of Wave Energy Devices at Hawaiian Base0

    The Department of Energy is providing $10 million to two companies to test wave energy conversion technologies in the late stages of development at a Navy site off the waters of Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The two companies, Ocean Energy USA and Northwest Energy Innovations, will test their marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies for one year in new deep water test berths, according to a press release. The tests will collect performance, reliability and cost data. MHK technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into electricity …

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  • Navy to Test Wave Energy at MCB Hawaii0

    The Navy shortly plans to test the potential for wave energy to power onshore installations and the commercial grid during a year-long trial in Kaneohe Bay near Marine Corps Base Hawaii. “The wave energy test site (WETS) is a Navy-funded project that supports the research and development of renewable energy sources by providing a location off Marine Corps Base Hawaii to test wave energy conversion devices,” said Alexandra DeVisser, WETS project manager for the Navy …

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