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The world’s oceans are vast and complex, providing opportunities and challenges for marine scientists, commercial industry, and government agencies. New technologies and study methods are changing the way the we view and use our oceans, and more data is being collected at sea than ever before. One of the greatest challenges for marine users are the costs and availability of vessels and crews, as well as difficult and dangerous weather and sea state conditions. These factors have led to tremendous growth in the use of unmanned vehicles and sensors to patrol the ocean and collect data with limited or no human interaction.
In 2015, ORPC secured a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to assess the feasibility of a pitching foil design for ORPC’s turbine generator unit (TGU), enabling an innovative self-propelled deployment and retrieval system for cross-flow hydrokinetic turbines.
In collaboration with project partners, ORPC is pursuing the commercialization of a small-scale autonomous TGU for distributed subsea power supply at rated capacities ranging from 400 W to 20 kW, and providing capabilities in long-distance, high endurance offshore operations such as unmanned vehicle recharging and sensor network support.
04 Nov. 2019
Portland hydro-energy company gets $4 million grant to
01 Nov. 2019
Pingree Announces ORPC to Receive $3.8M for Renewable I
20 Aug. 2019
Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace foss
16 Aug. 2019
Energy Dept. Funding Helps Transform Alaskan River into
01 Aug. 2019
Federal Dollars Help Turn the Tide for Renewable Energy
08 Nov. 2019
ORPC Secures Commitments for $7.5 million in Expansion
16 Jul. 2019
Alaskan Village, Maine Company and Alaska Governor Laun
04 Jun. 2019
ÉireComposites Completes Turbines for ORPC Commerc
07 May. 2019
ORPC and Warbird Capital LLC Join Forces to Offer Leasi
18 Apr. 2019
Maine Gov. Mills Leads Celebration of Commercial RivGen