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Thanks to OPB and TOL for engaging in a topic as crucial to Oregon as Wave Energy. Oregon is among the top sites in the US in terms of available wave energy. If 0.2% of the world's available ocean energy was harnessed, it would meet the power needs of the entire planet (and over 60% of the population is congregated on the coastlines).
Be sure to consider wave energy technology invented right here in Oregon! In 1991, the DMP Ocean Power Device was created in Corvallis. In late 2008, M3 Wave Energy Systems LLC out of Salem secured the exclusive rights to commercialize the DMP technology using Stimulus grants, SBIRs, and private funding.
It isn't necessary to carpet the surface with thousands of yellow buoys to generate electricity- the DMP sits on the ocean floor and harnesses the pressure waves that accompany ocean waves. Environmental and survival considerations are paramount to the simple, elegant design. More at www.m3wave.com .
I couldn't make it over to Newport tonight, but I'm happy to talk more about alternatives to the same-old same-old buoy devices.
Mike Morrow cell: (541) 602-4160
Chief Technology Officer
M3 Wave Energy Systems LLC
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