Renewable energy from ocean waves

Ocean energy holds vast potential to diversify the renewable energy mix, improving predictability of energy and smoothing grid production. Centipod creates the technology capable of realizing this potential.

Waves Never Stop

The technical resource potential for generation from wave resources is estimated to range between 898–1,229 TWh/year. Developing just a small fraction of this resource could allow for millions of American homes to be powered with clean, reliable wave energy

US Department of Energy

Wave power is much more predictable than wind power – and it increases during the winter, when electricity demand is at its highest.

Wave and tidal stream energy has the potential to meet up to 20% of the UK’s current electricity demand, representing a 30-to-50 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity.

UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Partners

US DOE
SBIR
TEAMER
Interreg NWE MEA
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sandia
NAVSEA
EMEC
Oregon State University
McCleer Power
Potencia
DNV