The Energy System Technology Evaluation Program (ESTEP) is conducting real-world demonstrations.
Have a look at the technology advancement and education and training projects conducted by SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SCC Pacific), Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and California State University San Marcos (CSU San Marcos).
The Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) is conducting research in different areas: Alternative fuels; Renewable power generation; Energy efficiency; Fuel cells and batteries; Integrated energy systems.
Makai is designer, owner and operator of an OTEC Demonstration Plant, which is part of Makai’s Ocean Energy Research Center. The purposes are:
- Heat exchanger testing for OTEC and other marine applications;
- Marine corrosion research;
- OTEC power generation, turbine and system controls.
Many of the challenges associated with reducing the Cost of Energy (CoE) generated by wind farms can be addressed by implementing active control of the blade aerodynamics.
Plasma actuators hold significant promise for a robust, efficient, and effective means of blade control, and when implemented, result in improved aerodynamic performance and reduced aeroelastic vibration.
The program’s objective is to establish a case for measuring, evaluating, and predicting the relationships between renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, environmentally responsive architectural design, and work place functionality within a culturally appropriate context.
Improving the energy efficiency of the fleet continues to be a critical economic and operational goal for the U.S. Navy. Reduced ship energy consumption reduces life-cycle costs, improves endurance, and improves war-fighting effectiveness. The opportunity to make these improvements is in the early stages of design saves later rework during the expensive detail design stage where it is often too late to make meaningful changes.
Navatek, Ltd. is executing a four-tiered approach to integrating physics-based computational tools into the Navy standard design environment.