On April 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $4 million funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium.” This funding opportunity is supporting the advancement of wave and tidal energy technologies while developing a globally competitive MHK workforce.
This funding will support one consortium of universities over three years in multiple field-focused R&D activities to address strategic opportunities in DOE’s MHK technology development portfolio such as:
Logistics development for operations and maintenance of devices and arrays in energetic marine environments.
Development and validation of efficient high-fidelity resource characterization and/or modeling techniques.
Development and techno-economic studies of devices for distributed applications.
Component technology development necessary for enabling arrays: e.g. moorings and foundations, transmission, and other offshore grid components.
Array performance testing and evaluation.
In-water testing and evaluation of new, cost-effective environmental monitoring techniques and instrumentation in energetic marine environments.
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