Today (9/30) is insurance day. By the Wave Energy Prize rules, teams are required to be covered by a general liability insurance policy. Ours was provided by Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency, Inc. and funded by Enterprise Campus.
Our first thought was to write a post about the challenges of wave energy to help explain why it hasn't happened yet, but it seemed more positive to start with the advantages. Why are we pursing this anyway?
These are certainly not all, and they are not necessarily in order of importance, but some of the key benefits of wave energy are:
Chris and Cameron attended the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) in Nantes, France last week (6-11 Sept). EWTEC is probably the premier research conference on wave and tidal energy in the world. The picture above is from the Tour Bretange, the tallest building in Nantes.
We are planning on having a series of posts on our experience with and perspectives on the Wave Energy Prize. Please note that these are our own opinions and not those of the Wave Energy Prize or the U.S. Department of Energy.
We'll start simply: What is the Wave Energy Prize? and what do we do as a part of it?
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These posts are intended to help people understand what it is we're doing.