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Columbia Power deploys prototype

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Columbia Power Technologies LLC launched a wave energy prototype in Puget Sound.

Corvallis-based Columbia Power, a subsidiary of Charlottesville, Va.-based Greenlight Energy Resources, was formed five years ago to commercialize wave buoy technology developed by Oregon State University researchers.

The company launched a buoy, code-named SeaRay, which uses a new technology that the company expects will extract twice the amount of energy from ocean waves compared with other technologies under development.

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