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                                    Limpet
                                                                                       Limpet is a shoreline unit and ideally
                                    :: Limpet (Land Installed Marine                   placed to generate electricity in areas
                                    Powered Energy Transformer) is a                   exposed to strong wave energy.
                                    shoreline energy converter sited on the
                                    island of Islay, off Scotland’s west coast.        We are currently developing the
                                                                                       technology used in Limpet to build a
                                    The current Limpet device – Limpet 500             series of commercial power generators.
                                    – was installed in 2000 and produces               We are also investing in further uses,
                                    power for the national grid.                       including housing a series of units in
                                                                                       breakwaters.
                                    Limpet uses the principle of an oscillating
                                    water column. The following diagrams               We also use Limpet a developmental
                                    show how this works:                               facility, to demonstrate new systems and
                                                                                       improve its output. A current project
                                                                                       includes installing a new variable pitch
                                                                                       turbine, which will increase Limpet’s
                                                                                       power performance.


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