DOE Announces Ocean Wave Energy Funding

Research and development grants to support marine energy projects.

On Friday, the Department of Energy announced that $27 million will be given toward the continued research and development of ocean wave energy converters. They will work with Oregon State University on their project PacWave to create the United States’ first open-water wave energy test facility.

“Oregon is helping lead the nation in our efforts to harness the unlimited energy potential in America’s oceans and lakes,” said Energy Secretary Granholm. “With wave energy, we have the opportunity to add more renewable power to the grid and deploy more sustainable energy to hard-to-reach communities. DOE’s investments in America’s businesses and universities developing these new technologies will propel our clean energy future.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Granholm as she heads the Energy Department.
  • For the energy officials working with R&D for alternate power sources.
  • For the president and his advisors as they advance alternative energy concepts.

Sources: Department of Energy


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