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.
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.