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RTI Wave Energy

By submerging during severe storms RTI's F2 is 1/4 the weight & cost of other wave energy converters & 1/2 that of offshore wind turbines.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location York, ME, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2007
  • Employees 2

Company Summary

RTI's patented utility scale ocean wave energy converter is 4 times lighter and lower cost than other wave energy converters and 2 times lighter than offshore wind turbines using the higher energy density of deep water ocean waves to produce power below the cost of solar and wind. It does this by using elongated surface float elements which are submerged below wave troughs during severe sea conditions by a seawater ballasted stabilizing frame.


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    John W. Rohrer
    Founder and Presidnet

    John Rohrer (BSME/MBA), retired VP of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, and Zurn Industries, was involved in the development, design, construction, financing, and operation of over 1000 megawatts of renewable thermal power plants (biomass and W-T-E) worth over $2 Billion. He holds over one dozen US patents (4 wave energy patents granted in 2013) and has focused exclusively on ocean wave energy for the past 6 years .

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    Sean Lewis
    Director of Engineering and CTO

    Sean has been RTI's full time Director of Engineering for over 1 year. He hold a BSME from FSU and has spent over 15 years in the aerospace/defense industry with both Raytheon and BAE. At RTI wave energy he is responsible for proto-type engineering and design. wave tank testing, and co-ordination of research efforts of our UNH Chase Ocean Engineering and U. Maine , Orono Ocean and Electrical Engineering support teams.


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    Mark Lorusso, Esq. Patent Attorney

Previous Investors

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    RTI Wave Energy has been self funded by John W. Rohrer and Sean Lewis