The Ocean Power Technologies hybrid PowerBuoy® is coming!
Currently in production in OPT’s New Jersey facility
The hybrid PowerBuoy®will offer customers remote power for subsea and topside applications and reliable data communications and up to a nominal 1.5-megawatt hours of energy storage. Solar charging of on-board battery power with a clean-fueled Stirling engine backup makes the hybrid PowerBuoy® a low- to zero-carbon power solution, adding flexibility to the sea power options that OPT can offer in conjunction with its ocean-proven flagship product, the PB3 PowerBuoy®.
The hybrid PowerBuoy’s® streamlined hull design, compact size, and single-point mooring will facilitate cost-effective rapid deployment and installation anywhere in the world and in very broad sea states. Applications include monitoring, surveillance, subsea charging and connectivity for the offshore industries including oil and gas, science and research, aquaculture, and telecommunications.
Discussions are underway with prospective launch customers in advance of open water testing of the hybrid PowerBuoy® planned for this spring.