Congratulations to Dr. Lei Zuo!

Congratulations to Dr. Lei Zuo, the recipient of the Best Technical Development of a Large-Scale Energy Harvesting Device award.  The award was given for developing an ‘Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting with a Novel Power Takeoff System’.   The novel wave energy converter consisted of a floating buoy and power takeoff system A 500W prototype was designed, fabricated, and tested in ocean The efficiency of the power takeoff system is more than 80% with off-the-shelf components, which can be even higher by improved design. Both bench and ocean tests verified the feasibility and advantages of the design, showing its promise to be commercialized.