Department of Energy
The FOA objectives are to further the development of Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies by reducing costs, accelerating technology, and reducing deployment timelines. It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Topic Areas to support these objectives:
Topic Area 1: Early Stage Device Design Research The objective of Topic Area 1 is to advance technology by providing early stage development and evaluation of next generation wave and tidal/current systems, targeting prototype scale systems that have high potential that can be proven through numerical simulations and testing validation.
Topic Area 2: Controls and Power Take Off (PTO) Design Integration and Testing The objective of Topic Area 2 is to support early stage design of PTO and control systems in parallel. Projects are expected to build and test the PTO with an operational real time control system at a relevant scale in a laboratory and/or tank setting.
Topic Area 3: Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process The objective of Topic Area 3 is to develop tools and methodologies that capture recent advances in the scientific understanding of environmental impacts of marine renewable energy and make this information widely available in a synthesized and easily digestible format to inform and facilitate Federal and State MHK regulatory processes.
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