Open Ocean

For the U.S. ocean testing, we’ve deployed a second generation, half-scale WET-NZ device at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center ocean test site off the coast of Oregon. Utilizing enhanced power take-off (PTO) and adaptive controls, we are measuring and recording device performance data in a range of sea states to evaluate device performance, in relation to both the PTO and hydrodynamic efficiency. Results of and experience from this deployment will also be utilized  to refine installation, operation and recovery procedures, verify effectiveness of the mooring design, and vet the instrumentation system.