Summit Videos

Wave Energy Prize teams discuss their prize-challenge experiences "In Their Own Words"

Collaboration Toward Advancement

In this latest “In Their Own Words” featurette, Paul Brewster from Wave Energy Prize finalist Sea Potential marvels at the progress his small team has made as a result of collaborating with experts from U.S. institutions such as the University of Iowa and the “Hawkworks” lab at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Originally published via YouTube on July 13, 2016.

Advice for Opposing Teams

With the Wave Energy Prize competition in full swing, nine teams remain to test the real world applicability of their devices. Keeping an eye on the prize, competitors such as Paul Brewster from Sea Potential, Mike Morrow from M3 Wave and Marcus Lehmann from CalWave have been offering up sound and worthwhile advice to their fellow opponents. Originally published via YouTube on July 11, 2016.

Device Evolution

Our 20-month long Wave Energy Prize design-build-test competition to win a prize purse totaling more than $2 million is entering the home stretch. Stewart Bible from Harvest Wave Energy, a competitor in this competition, discusses the changes they made to their design so wave energy can be competitively priced compared to other renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Originally published via YouTube on July 11, 2016.


Chris Retzler from Wave Energy Prize participant Mocean Energy discusses the risks and rewards of innovation when it comes to developing cutting-edge prototypes, such as the wave energy devices testing their limits in this competition. Originally published via YouTube on June 28, 2016.

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