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6 Aug 2012

Tarika Develops a 3D Simulation for ORPC

On August 9, 2012, Aljazeera did a press release on ORPC's technology. The video references a 3D animation created by Tarika Technologies showcasing the technology underwater.

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  • The first commercial tidal energy project in North America is in its final test phase.
  • Turbines have been engineered a little way off the coast of the US state of Maine, in such a way as to ensure that they always turn the same way, whether the tide is rolling in, or out.
  • The turbines power a generator, creating electricity. Cables carry it onshore and directly into the power grid.
  • Three years from now, authorities hope that hope that the generator will power 1,200 homes.
  • Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Eastport, Maine.

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