ReNEWS reports on Ocean Renewable Power Company’s successful UMaine testing

ReNEWS (Renewable Energy News) reported Ocean Renewable Power Company has successfully completed full-scale testing of a specialized, water-lubricated bearing system and associated driveline components designed for underwater systems that capture energy from ocean tides and river currents. The testing was carried out at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and aimed to make the systems more durable and efficient, reduce operation costs, and advance commercialization of marine hydrokinetic power systems, according to the report. It was the first phase of ORPC’s Power Take-off System for Marine Renewable Devices project, which is based on work supported by the Department of Energy.