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Recovery Act - Development of a Wave Energy-Responsive, Self-Acuated Blade…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99595
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
92362
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
06 c
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Concepts ETI, Inc.
217 Billings Farm Road White River Jct, VT 05001-9486
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Recovery Act - Development of a Wave Energy-Responsive, Self-Acuated Blade Articulation Mechanism for an OWC Turbine
Agency: DOE
Contract: 02-10ER85637
Award Amount: $149,789.00
 

Abstract:

An oscillating water-air column (OWC) is one of the most technically viable and efficient options for converting wave energy into useful electric power. However, there is a need to increase the overall energy conversion efficiency of the OWC system from its current 25% efficiency to improve the economics necessary for an OWC to compete effectively with other alternative forms of renewable energy. A potential improvement of up to 40% in wave energy recovery has been determined by CN based on its thermo-fluids computational model of an OWC system. The exact amount of improvement is dependent on the off-design operation of the OWC as it attempts to recover energy from a wide range of wave conditions. CN is working with Oceanlinx, Ltd., a world renowned developer of OWC systems to advance the design of Oceanlinx

Principal Investigator:

Francis DiBella
Dr.
7819374718
fdibella@conceptsnrec.com

Business Contact:

Robert Hewett
Mr.
8022806170
rdh@conceptsnrec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Concepts Eti, D.b.a. Concepts Nrec
39 Olympia Avenue Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 020359171
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No