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Green Power from Waves

THE WHOLE WORLD COULD BE POWERED by a tiny fraction of the ocean’s untapped energy — if it could be harnessed. This is the vision guiding researchers at OSU who are developing and testing devices for capturing energy from waves, tides and currents that can be sent to the electrical grid through underwater cables. The […]

Taking stock of wave energy

These are the formative years of a West Coast wave energy industry, and scientists are working with businesses, communities and policymakers to gather environmental data, test new technologies and consider the options. Their work is coordinated through the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), a partnership between Oregon State University and the University of […]