A next-generation technology developed in British Columbia that could efficiently convert ocean swell into renewable electricity has received CAN $2.7 million in funding and is scheduled to be demonstrated off the West Coast of Vancouver Island in 2011 with support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a not-for-profit corporation created by the government of Canada.

SyncWave Power Resonator (SPR) technology was invented and developed by SyncWave Energy Inc. (SEI) with scientists from the University of Victoria and engineered for the open ocean with Marinus Power LLC, of Houston.

“SyncWave Power Resonator is a next-generation frequency-based wave energy converter that tunes itself to maximize energy capture from the ever changing ocean swell,” said Nigel Protter, president and CEO of SyncWave Sys tems Inc. “Additionally, our device was designed from the start to be simpler to mass produce and support, imperative to the goal of obtaining low cost bulk renewable energy from the sea.”