June 16, 2020




U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Corporate Finance

100 F Street, N.E., Mail Stop 3561

Washington, D.C. 20549


Attention:   J. Elizabeth Packebusch
RE:   Registration Statement on Form S-1
    File No. 333-239130


Dear Ms. Packebusch:


Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) respectfully requests that the registration statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-239130 (the “Registration Statement”), be declared effective at 5:00 PM., Washington, D.C. time, on June 18, 2020, or as soon as practicable thereafter.


In connection with this request, the Company acknowledges that (i) should the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) or the staff, acting pursuant to delegated authority, declare the Registration Statement effective, it does not foreclose the Commission from taking any action with respect to the Registration Statement, (ii) the action by the Commission or the staff, acting pursuant to delegated authority, in declaring the filing effective, does not relieve the Company from its full responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of the disclosure in the Registration Statement and (iii) the Company may not assert staff comments and the declaration of effectiveness as a defense in any proceeding initiated by the Commission or any person under the federal securities law of the United States.


  Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
  /s/ George H. Kirby III
  George H. Kirby III
  President and Chief Executive Officer