You are here: Home Energy Hydropower Ocean Sentinel Wave Energy Test Facility Opens Ocean Sentinel Wave Energy Test Facility Opens by Heather Carr August 25, 2012, 2:00 am Oregon State University’s wave energy test facility opened earlier this week. It’s available to academic and industry researchers investigating wave and tidal power. The Ocean Sentinel is a $1.5 million mooring platform two miles off Yaquina Head in Oregon. It is designed to measure wave resources and provide a standardized system to compare wave technologies. It will measure wave amplitude, device energy output, ocean currents, wind speeds, extremes of wave height, and more. They hope to find out which work better in different wave situations. The Ocean Sentinel was developed by the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Oregon Department of Energy, and the Oregon Wave Energy Trust. See more Previous article Just for Fun: Cut the Waste from Your Beer Pong Games Next article Minimize Food Waste By Storing Food In Your Refrigerator The Right Way One Ping Pingback:Utility-Scale Wave Energy Test Facility to be Built in Oregon Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.