The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) at Oregon State University is supporting the responsible development of the wave energy industry. Check out our resource pages below:
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In addition to the technological aspects of the industry, NNMREC is working to study the potential socioeconomic, environmental and ecological effects of this industry. Our world-class researchers and supporting facilities offer one-stop support to developers, and a trusted voice for all stakeholders.
Brainstorm to Power Source: How NNMREC Can Help
NNMREC is currently seeking the next wave energy conversion technologies hoping to test their devices in its open ocean test facility. NNMREC has paved the way through the regulatory and permitting environment to help streamline the process, and to responsibly support this exciting new industry. The Newport North Energy Test Site (NETS) facility is currently capable of testing devices up to 100kW from May through September, with an excellent portfolio of capabilities to research all aspects of technology development (technology, environment, social). Devices can continue to operate in the ocean test site throughout the year to study other aspects of their devices, such as survivability, biofouling, mooring and anchoring, environmental effect, and other important aspects of their technologies. NNMREC's mission to support the responsible development of marine renewable energy technologies begins with innovative technology companies ready to test their technologies in the real world environment.
If you believe your technology is ready for this opportunity review the Frequently Asked Questions for next steps.