The proposed Oceanside Wave Energy Project –which could have a generation capacity between 10-100MW – would consider installation of a wave farm using BioPower’s modular wave energy system, bioWAVET.

The bioWAVET system is designed to supply utility-scale grid-connected renewable energy while being out of view, and without affecting marine life. Multiple bioWAVET devices, each with a capacity of 1MW, would be installed as an undersea wave energy farm, with the combined power output supplied to the on-land grid via subsea cable.

Pending the results of the study, BioPower and the City of San Francisco will work together to develop the project by 2012.