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  • Monday, September 30, 2019
  • DOE Student Competition Explores Marine Energy Innovation

Calling all undergraduate or graduate students interested in the power needs of the blue economy or the potential of the ocean to provide this power! The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is hosting a first-of-its-kind competition that will help students discover their role in the blue economy.

The 2020 Marine Energy Collegiate Challenge teams will explore innovative marine-energy solutions to address power needs across the blue economy. Teams made up of students from diverse fields and one faculty member will identify a promising market within the blue economy and the best marine-energy application to address the unique needs of that market. With feedback from end users, teams will create a preliminary design of a marine energy-powered device to serve the market and end-user needs.

Find out more information on the competition and rules here.