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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description Impulse and reaction turbine operates in a bi-directional air flow developed by the OWC.
Designed to Operate with Shore Connection? Yes

Water Column Location sea or on shore
Mooring Configuration 3 point slack

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Have Key Components Been Fabricated and Tested in the Lab? Yes
If Yes, Please Explain Technology validated by Oregon State University
Scale Test •fractional
Lab Test •reciprocating air flow

Do Records of Operation of System Prove Reliable Performance? Yes
If Yes, Please Explain fractional model outperformed the scaled Wells Turbine.

Relevant Patents •U.S. patent 8,358,026

Date Submitted 2016/09/23

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