Waves to Water Prize Rules and Criteria

brief description
The Waves to Water Prize competition consists of four stages. This document details the overview of the prize and the official rules for Stage I. (More details on the rules for Stages II, III and IV will be available at a later date.)
key insights
  • Official rules for the Waves to Water Prize
  • Contains information for eligibility.
  • Contains information regarding judging criteria that will be used to review each submission.


  • chin K July 2, 2019, 8:47 a.m. PDT
    Waves to water, do yall mean specifically that we on only use water waves, or can we use other forms of waves to desalinated water in this contest?
    • NREL Challenge moderator July 11, 2019, 9:31 a.m. PDT
      Hey Chin! The energy to produce the clean water must come from ocean waves.

      Hope this helps!