A typical PowerGin™ has rotors that are 80 - 100 feet long and 10 feet in diameter. The size is somewhat dictated by the wave period and energy output specification. Wave energy is focused by the wave ramp and the rotors and is funneled into the “buckets” called energy capture units on the ramp side of the rotor. In the case of smaller wave states; the water moving up the wave ramp artificially becomes a larger wave and crests to help fill the buckets. The buckets are mounted in a dense spiral pattern around the perimeter similar to hydro electric turbine blades which provide a high surface area to catch wave energy. As the buckets on the ramp side of the rotor fill with wave water, the rotors begin to turn. Water is emptied out of the bucket instantaneously when it is submerged under the water by a patented gravity driven flap on the bottom. The flap slams shut in one direction and opens in the other. The two rotors rotate in opposite directions which maintain balance and continuous rotary power flow.
The cones located on each end of the rotors house the power take off equipment. During rough seas the PowerGin™ will continue to make electricity until the waves become too rough and the wave ramp will draft the device under water to protect it from damage.