WBS: Flexible Wave Energy Converters (FlexWEC)

Research output: NRELPresentation


Using distributed embedded energy converters (DEECs) to create flexible ocean wave energy converters (flexWECs), could revolutionize how we conceptualize ocean wave energy conversion and how we view and evaluate ocean waves as a viable source of renewable energy. Nevertheless, flexWEC research and development is nascent in nature and needs greater understanding and evaluation of its potential. The overall goals of this project, therefore, are to understand the scientific and engineering merit of flexWECs and to assess how flexWECs could be best utilized to create effective and viable converters of marine renewable energy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) 2022 Project Peer Review, 18-22 July 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5700-83321


  • DEEC-Tec
  • distributed embedded energy converter technologies
  • FlexWEC
  • marine renewable energy
  • wave energy converter
  • WEC


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