California Wave Power Technologies LLC

Brief Description

CalWave is a spin-off company from the University of California, Berkeley's Theoretical and Applied Fluids Dynamics Laboratory (TAFLab) under the technology's co-inventor, Prof. Reza Alam. CalWave's patented technology Ð the Wave Carpet Ð is a novel wave energy converter that is able to efficiently, hazardless and survivable harvest the power of ocean waves to generate fresh water and electricity depending on current demand. CalWave's technology consists of a flexible synthetic seabed, modeled after the mud banks in the Gulf of Mexico, which act as a natural wave energy absorbers. CalWave's device can convert this absorbed energy producing electricity or freshwater.

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  • Energy

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