Waves to Water Concept Winner
What is the Waves to Water Prize?
The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a new prize, aligned with the recently announced Water Security Grand Challenge.
The Waves to Water prize is a 4-Stage competition that offers up to $2.5 million in cash prizes, with a goal to demonstrate small, modular, cost-competitive desalination systems that use the power of ocean waves to provide clean drinking water for disaster recovery and for remote and coastal communities.
Over almost two years, the prize will provide innovators a pathway from initial concept, to technical design, to prototype, to field testing systems that provide clean, abundant drinking water using only waves as a power source.
We are looking forward to working alongside our partner Pure Marine to develop a technical plan and supporting analysis of our wave-powered desalination system. Focusing in on 2 main components; detailed design, including modelling to support claims of performance and a plan to build a prototype, including how major risks will be addressed if the submission wins and the team advances to the create stage.