U.S. pumps $40m funding into ocean wave energy

Nov 30, 2017, 12:22 AM EST
(Source: Jeff Rowley/flickr)
(Source: Jeff Rowley/flickr)

Renewable energy segment is dominated by solar and wind, but researchers are highly optimistic about another potential source of green power – the ocean wave energy- which is largely untapped.

The U.S. federal government is pumping $40 million investment to set up a research facility off the Oregon coast to figure out the best way to harness this abundant energy, notes Green Matters.

Belinda Batten, executive associate dean of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, has a few prototypes ready to convert ocean’s potential energy into usable power, although their technological and economic viability are yet to be tested, writes NPR.