The U.S. Department of Energy has selected EIP among 23 American and international projects under its Marine Energy testing programme – TEAMER – which accelerates the viability of marine renewables by providing access to the USA’s top facilities and expertise to foster innovation and drive commercialisation. The programme offers EIP fully funded access to the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque for specialised modelling to improve paddle design and increase power output.
The TEAMER programme chose EIP’s MOWT because of its unique design to generate power from the volume of water hitting multiple submerged paddles, and is being optimised to generate power in relatively slow moving water.
Stuart Moir, Projects Engineer said “We were delighted to win funding from the US TEAMER programme. Being selected for this prestigious programme highlights their belief in EIP’s technology as an innovative energy generation technology which can be deployed to support a wide range of applications.”