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Title: Experimental Wave Tank Test for Reference Model 3 Floating-Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Project

The U.S. Department of Energy established a reference model project to benchmark a set of marine and hydrokinetic technologies including current (tidal, open-ocean, and river) turbines and wave energy converters. The objectives of the project were to first evaluate the status of these technologies and their readiness for commercial applications. Second, to evaluate the potential cost of energy and identify cost-reduction pathways and areas where additional research could be best applied to accelerate technology development to market readiness.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Re Vision Consulting, Sacramento, CA (United States)
  3. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1169792
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP--5000-62951
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC; REFERENCE MODEL; COST REDUCTION; CURRENT TURBINES; WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS; NREL; Hydropower