Wave energy harvesting project among first round winners of DOE InDEEP prize

WEMPEC PhD student David Skrovanek, Professor Dan Ludois, and Professor Ted Brekken of Oregon State University made up the team selected as one of the winners in Stage I of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Innovating Distributed Embedded Energy Prize”. InDEEP is a competition sponsored by National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories that is dedicated to the development of ocean wave energy technology. The team, ‘Condensed Wave Matter’ (a nod to the fact that their technology uses capacitive power conversion and that capacitors were originally called condensers), won a cash award to support their research project and is now eligible to compete in Stage II.