Ocean Renewable Power Company’s Beta Power System is grid compatible through tiday currents
Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) announced that its Beta Power System has successfully generated grid-compatible power from tidal currents at its
The system Turbine Generator Unit (TGU) is deployed below the research and testing vessel called the Energy tide 2. It has a 60 kW capacity and test results show that the TGU’s electrical output “meets or exceeds expectations for the full range of current velocities encountered,” says the ORPC.
The ORPC will use the data collected form the power system to edit the design of its commercial TidGen Power System, which is planned to be installed at Eastport in late 2011. It will be connected to the
The Beta Power System’s cross-flow turbines are engineered with 100% composite materials. It also features a permanent magnet generator, a composite support frame, and a power electronics system.
After three years of partnership with the
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