power created by hydro generation
Oceanvolt systems are optimised for either 2 or 3 blade Flexofold folding propellers & Gori propellers. Other folding propellers can also be used but they provide 30-50% less propulsion and regeneration power.
The highest regeneration power is gained with fixed blade & adjustable pitch propellers and also with dedicated systems for hydro generator use, because they allow using a higher pitch/dimension propeller.
The regeneration feature is extremely suitable for catamarans because twin motors means double the energy generation. Catamarans are also faster, which means that regeneration power capture is higher. If the Oceanvolt motor is used only for hydro generation and not for propulsion, the power boost gained from using a higher pitch propeller dedicated for regeneration is about 20-30%.