Testing Wave Energy for the Future


PacWave is an open ocean wave energy testing facility consisting of two sites, each located just a few miles from the deep-water port of Newport, Oregon on the ever-energetic Pacific Ocean.

Diverse energy sources are needed to address issues from community needs for local power to global climate change. Industry is working to develop devices that can harvest energy from waves.

PacWave, based at Oregon State University, helps industry test those ideas.


Dan Hellin, Deputy Director

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