OUR DEVELOPMENT STORY

Oscilla Power has continued to follow a progressive stage-gated approach to technology development.  Some of the key milestones over our history are shown here.

JULY 2019 &

OCT 2018

7/19: Oscilla Power awarded a $4.3M project from the US Department of Energy to complete a 1:6 scale ocean demonstration of the utility-scale Triton. This project will validate the survival strategy and power performance.

10/18: Oscilla Power awarded a $1.2M project to further develop our proprietary hydrostatic hydraulic drivetrain.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Successful demonstration of a submerging survival strategy for the Triton in 1:30 model tests at Oregon State University Hinsdale Laboratory. Strategy allows Triton to continue to survive and generate power up to 1:50 year return period for Oregon Coast (10m Hs/ 15s Tp).

APRIL 2017

Oscilla Power awarded $9.7M project from DoE WPTO to develop a variant of the Triton for remote and isolated communities: the 100 kW Triton-C.

APRIL 2016

Oscilla Power awarded a $1.2M project from DoE WPTO to develop a survival strategy for the Triton.

MARCH 2015

Three tendon ‘Triton’ architecture successfully tested at 1:60 scale at HR Wallingford laboratory in the UK. Asymmetric, ring-shaped reaction structure tested and proven to provide important power increases.

OCTOBER 2013

Oscilla Power moves head office to Seattle, WA

JANUARY 2013

Alternative two-body concept developed with the Applied Physics Laboratory at University of Washington and demonstrated in Lake Washington.

AUGUST 2011

Oscilla awarded phase II DoE SBIR to explore reverse magnetostriction for active wave energy converter. Project involved tank testing at Ohmsett to evaluate a fixed foundation approach.

OCTOBER 2009

Oscilla Power formed in Salt Lake City by founders Rahul Shendure and Balakrishnan Nair.

JUNE 2020

Construction completed on the structure of both the hull and reaction ring for the Triton-C.

JUNE 2018

Oscilla successfully completes 1:10 scale testing of the Triton-C at EC Nantes, FR as part of an EU MARINET grant to establish design loads.

JANUARY 2018

As part of a Wave Energy Scotland research award on PTO development, Oscilla identified an advanced hydraulic approach. Improved drivetrain constructed at 1:20 scale and independently validated by EMEC to provide increased performance over our original magnetostrictive approach. 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Further optimization work was completed for the Finals of the Wave Energy Prize competition. A 1:20 scale model was independently tested by the US Department of Energy and shown to exceed the current state of the art by more than three times.

JULY 2015

Oscilla Power enters the US Department of Energy Wave Energy Prize with the Triton WEC. This system demonstrated an optimized hull geometry. 1:50 scale model constructed and tested at the University of Maine. Oscilla placed 2nd overall after the first round of testing.

JULY 2014

First exploratory work on asymmetric reaction structure and self-deploying installation strategy. Highly successful test of a 3.3 m prototype in Lake Washington, WA and also at Isle of Shoals, NH.

SEPTEMBER 2013

First open-ocean testing completed at Isle of Shoals, NH. Two-body concept shown to have significant merit.

SEPTEMBER 2010

First proof of concept demonstration at UC Berkeley for reverse magnetostriction as a power take out for wave energy converters.

Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) is developing an advanced wave energy converter that can unlock the tremendous renewable energy potential of the world’s oceans.

CONTACT

4240 GILMAN PLACE WEST, UNIT C

SEATTLE, WA 98199

INFO@OSCILLAPOWER.COM

TEL. 206-557-7032

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