Project updates

CalWave Meets Dr. Steven Chu

​ CalWave met Dr. Steven Chu, Former Secretary of Energy and Nobel Laureate, during Dr. Chu’s visit to the University of California, Berkeley. He discussed many of the energy challenges facing the world today, in addition to some hopeful solutions for the... read more

CalWave wins the ASME IShow!

We are ecstatic to announce that CalWave won this year’s Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) put on by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)! Held in Washington, D.C., CalWave competed with 10 other finalists from across the country who are also creating... read more

CalWave at the 2015 MIT Clean Energy Prize

We hope you got a chance to check out the CalWave booth at the 2015 MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase! CalWave was selected as a Semi-Finalist in this year’s competition. There were many amazing teams that competed and everyone representing CalWave had a great... read more

CalWave accepted to participate in the DOE Wave Energy Prize

We are extremely excited to announce that CalWave has been accepted to participated in the new Wave Energy Prize! Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Water Power Program, the prize is designed to increase the diversity of organizations involved in... read more

CalWave at the Rice Business Plan Competition

CalWave team members participated in the finals of the Rice Business Plan Competition held at Rice University in Houston, TX. It was the largest graduate-level student startup competition with so many amazing teams competing! It enabled our team to make some great... read more

CalWave at the ARPA-E Summit

CalWave was showcased as part of Cyclotron Road at the 2015 ARPA-E Summit in Washington, DC. The showcase highlights the recent ARPA-E awardees and a highly selective group of other companies and research organizations. Come meet with the companies and research... read more

Update on Experiment crowdfunding project

Be sure to check out the latest update on our Experiment crowdfunding project! Our prototype has been improved and has achieved over 40% efficiency during our tank experiments and expect up to 60% efficiency with state of the art full scale components. This is nearly... read more

CalWave wins 1st Prize at BERC Energy Summitt Innovation Expo

CalWave won 1st Place for the poster titled “The Wave Carpet: Development of a Submerged Pressure Differential Wave Energy Converter” at the 8th Annual Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) Energy Summit Innovation Expo. The BERC Energy Summit is... read more

Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung Foundation Fellowship

The Reiner Lemoine-Foundation is supporting CalWave to further develop our technology. The foundation funds science and research in the area of renewable energy. Additionally, it funds education and development aid relating to renewable energy... read more

CalWave accepted to TheFoundry@CITRIS incubator program

TheFoundary@CITRIS welcomed CalWave to join their incubator program! The Foundry provides space to work at the CITRIS Invention Lab – a state-of-the-art rapid prototyping facility located right in the heart of the UC Berkeley campus, as well as $5,000 cash in... read more

CalWave Announced as Semi-Finalist in FLoW Competition

CalWave was announced as a semi-finalist in the First Look West Competition! The team is competing in the Ready to Commercialize track for a chance to win up to $150,000 to fund the next stages of the project. We will be representing CalWave at the Annual FLoW... read more

Crowdfunding Goal Met

Many thanks to every one who backed our project and supported our crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to your help, we have reached our goal of $9,622 and will be able to press on building our next generation prototype! Check out our progress here:... read more

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help us raise funds for our next generation prototype! Please help support the project! Check out our campaign here: https://experiment.com/projects/can-we-harness-ocean-waves-to-power-your-home read more