Distributed Embedded Energy Converter Technologies (DEEC-Tec)

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Distributed Embedded Energy Converter Technologies (also known as DEEC-Tec) is based upon the amalgamation and combining of numerous, relatively small, distributed embedded energy converters (DEECs) that, in aggregate, can form a larger overall energy harvesting-converting structure. Such DEEC-Tec based structures can be employed to harvest and convert marine renewable energy - e.g., ocean waves - into more desirable forms such as electricity. In this way, the DEEC-Tec hierarchy can be viewed via three different technology levels: (1) individual distributed embedded energy converters, (2) DEEC-Tec metamaterials (pseudo-materials made from the interconnection of many DEECs), and (3) DEEC-Tec-based marine energy converters built from DEEC-Tec metamaterials.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5700-85403


  • BFSF
  • bottom-fixed surging FlexWEC
  • DEEC-Tec
  • distributed embedded energy converter technologies
  • distributed systems
  • flexible wave energy converters
  • FlexWEC
  • marine renewable energy
  • ocean wave energy conversion
  • WEC


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