After several months of assembly, testing and integration, Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. (SST) successfully installed the Lifesaver Energy Platform (LEP) at the U.S. Navy's Kaneohe Bay Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Hawaii, an offshore infrastructure that was established and is managed by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Expeditionary Warfare Center. The Lifesaver Energy Platform is the first Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) device to be deployed at one of the new WETS deep water test berths and supports the Navy's interest in advancing renewable energy for Department of Defense applications.
The Lifesaver Energy Platform will be tested in ocean conditions and evaluated for reliability and power output performance relative to wave height over approximately six months. The Platform is an advanced electro-mechanical point absorber WEC platform that uses unique hull and leading-edge power take-off (PTO) configurations. Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. is the Prime Contractor for WETS and has provided engineering support services to the Navy to upgrade and expand WETS since 2012.