OPT's PB40 PowerBuoy was hooked up to the grid at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii as part of the firm's programme with the US Navy to test wave energy technology. The connection demonstrates the device's ability to produce utility-grade renewable energy that can be transmitted to the grid according to international and national standards, says the firm.

Grid connection is another significant milestone in demonstrating the potential for commercial status of our PowerBuoy technology -- Charles F. Dunleavy, CEO and president, OPT