The Incentivizing Ocean Energy project, completed July 2011 by Robert K. Harmon, studies
methods of bridging the gap between the cost of ocean energy and the price it can command in
the marketplace, especially for early-stage technologies. Robert K. Harmon details strategies to
reduce the cost of ocean energy, gain political support, advocate for favorable treatment in
regulatory markets and make the best use of voluntary markets. Methods include building
alliances, focusing on grants, benefiting from tax incentives, preferential siting, working
collaboratively with other sectors and more. This report is a go-to guide on how early-to-mid stage
businesses will best profit from ocean energy devices in both the short and long term.
Incentivizing Ocean Energy: Renewable Energy Credit Certification Process supplements the
initial report with more current information and serves as a guide for businesses on how to attain
ocean energy certification.
Oregon Wave Energy Trust and the OSU Libraries cooperate to provide long-term access to OWET reports. OSU's ScholarsArchive is the digital repository for continual access to the report. The OWET website, http://www.oregonwave.org, provides immediate access to OWET funded reports.