MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) announced today that it will be discussing its anchorless PowerBuoy™ at the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition in National Harbor, Maryland on Monday, April 9th. The Navy Forum has been a long-standing venue for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with other governmental entities, defense suppliers, and other potential partners and collaborators.  OPT's anchorless PowerBuoy™ is a sponsored project by the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research, focused on a motion based, wave energy harvesting technology that is steerable to accommodate multiple concepts of operation such as self-propelling from a distance, and ship-based launch, operation, and recovery.  The device leverages proven OPT designs and capabilities such as energy storage and wave energy analysis. 

OPT's Principal Technologist, Dave Stewart, will be speaking during the event's "Tech Talk" on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Annapolis 4 room.  "Our anchorless and steerable buoy is a game changer for OPT. We believe our anchorless PowerBuoys™ have the ability to transform offshore operations for the defense and security sectors and may also have a place within offshore oil and gas, science, and research," stated George Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Power Technologies.

OPT's booth number is #159, which is in the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom.

About Ocean Power Technologies

Headquartered in New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Our PB3 PowerBuoy™ uses ocean waves to provide clean, reliable and persistent electric power and real-time communications for remote offshore applications in markets such as oil and gas, defense, security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit  www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.

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