photo provided by Brenda Langley
From the benchtop to the Pacific Ocean, PMEC leverages world-class testing capabilities in waves, currents and power systems.
The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is the largest nearshore experimental facility at an academic institution in the US.
Oregon State University has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and other stakeholders to build a wave energy test facility located off the Oregon Coast, between Newport and Waldport, called PacWave (formerly known as PMEC-SETS).
The Harris Hydraulic Lab is a fully equipped laboratory for both teaching and research in environmental fluid mechanics, featuring multiple recirculating flumes.
The Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site is used to test hydrokinetic power generating devices, related technologies, and to characterize the river environment under realistic Alaska river conditions.
Power Systems Integration Lab tests hardware and software components within an integrated grid system at the scale of an Alaskan village power system.