Four engineers from Virginia Tech have beat 72 other teams to win a place in the federal government’s Wave Energy competition. Eric Paterson , George Hagerman, Mike Philen and Heng Xiao now have the chance to win $2 million to build their design which would turn wave power into electricity. Another Virginia team chose not to enter the contest. Instead, they’re hoping to leapfrog the competition by installing a successful commercial wave farm in Europe. Sandy Hausman has that story.
Sandy Hausman reported from Europe with the support of an Energy and Climate Media Fellowship from the Heinrich Böll (HINE-rick BOWL) Foundation.”