The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Hydropower Technologies program recently unveiled a new database containing information on the test capabilities and services of a variety of U.S. hydrodynamic test facilities.

The first-of-its-kind database encompasses 81 commercial, academic, and government facilities and offshore berths in 18 states, and will directly facilitate the testing of technologies designed to extract energy from waves and the currents of oceans, tides, and rivers.  The database will serve as a platform for marine and hydrokinetic technology developers to identify a U.S. facility where they can test and validate their prototype devices. Users can find out more information on dimensions, costs, and available personnel, as well as available sensors and applicable software used to gather and present data gathered during in-water testing.

For more information, please contact Cherise Oram.