CalWave completes open-ocean test of its wave energy technology

By Elizabeth Ingram CalWave Power Technologies Inc. said it has concluded its open-ocean wave energy pilot after 10 months of operation off the coast of San Diego, Calif., reporting a more than 99% system uptime during the test.

The project deployed in September 2021 and was supported by a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award, with the goal to demonstrate CalWave’s xWave technology as a cost-effective, sustainable solution for energy generation. CalWave said this pilot verified its xWave system as effective for overcoming the key challenges of performance, reliability, survivability and cost.

The pilot “x1” device has been recovered and decommissioned. The device reportedly achieved

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