closeup of ORPC turbine

Vertical

Mounted on a shaft, the curved foils, or blades, of an Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) turbine are designed to be rotated by a strong horizontal current of water. In contrast, traditional hydroelectric stations rely on extracting energy from the vertical drop of impounded water.

Timothy Paul Smith

Horizontal

Mounted on a shaft, the curved foils, or blades, of an Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) turbine are designed to be rotated by a strong horizontal current of water. In contrast, traditional hydroelectric stations rely on extracting energy from the vertical drop of impounded water.

Timothy Paul Smith

Thumb

Mounted on a shaft, the curved foils, or blades, of an Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) turbine are designed to be rotated by a strong horizontal current of water. In contrast, traditional hydroelectric stations rely on extracting energy from the vertical drop of impounded water.

Timothy Paul Smith