Flexible Wave Energy Converter

Blake Boren (Inventor), Jochem Weber (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed herein are flexible wave energy converters that actuate electrical generators with dynamic strain (e.g., flexing, stretching, twisting, distension) to convert wave energy to electrical energy. The flexible wave energy converter utilizes flexible electric generators embedded throughout the wave-energy converter's flexible body.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,401,910 B2
Filing date2/08/22
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5700-83631


  • elastomer generators
  • ionic dielectric
  • plurality of polyhedral cells


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