Ocean Power Technologies is a pioneer
in renewable wave-energy technology development
that converts ocean wave energy into electricity.
OPT's proprietary PowerBuoy® technology is based on a modular and scalable design and has undergone periodic ocean testing since 1997. OPT specializes in advanced, cost-effective, and environmentally-sound ocean-wave-based power generation and management technology. OPT's PowerBuoy system integrates patented technologies in hydrodynamics, electronics, power conversion and energy storage, and intelligent computer control systems to maximize the extraction and conversion of the natural energy in ocean waves. The result is a leading edge, ocean-tested, proprietary power conversion and management system that turns wave power into reliable, clean, and environmentally beneficial electricity for offshore applications.
OPT maintains its pioneering status in wave-energy-based renewable energy through research and development and technical advancements. OPT actively participates with other members of the offshore and renewable industries to advance and accelerate the commercialization of this uniquely promising and enabling technology.
Below are selected presentations and publications which demonstrate OPT’s pioneering efforts in ocean wave based renewable energy solutions.
Ocean Power Technologies PowerBuoy®: System-level Design, Development and Validation Methodology
OMAE 2014 (San Francisco, CA) Presentation (June 2014).
Ocean Power Technologies PowerBuoy®: System-level Design, Development and Validation Methodology METS2014 (Seattle, WA) Proceedings of the 2nd Marine Energy Technology Symposium (April 2014).
A Renewable Energy Source for Powering Offshore Oil and Gas Applications
Texas Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) (Houston, TX). Proceedings of the 19th Offshore Symposium (February 2014).
Empirical Demonstration of Acausal Control Strategies for Wave Energy Converters
OMAE 2013 (Nantes, France) Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (June 2013).
Ocean Testing of a Wave-Capturing Power Buoy
Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference (GMREC) (Washington, DC) Presentation (April 2013). Also Presented at the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) collocated with GMREC.