I’ve already reported twice on Orkney’s giant tidal turbine, the world’s most powerful. Now it has been recognised and praised by a EU delegation visiting the facility.
It has already broken the world record for a devoice of its kind:
‘A floating tidal turbine has smashed generation records in Scotland, matching the generation capacity of offshore wind turbines. The SR2000, designed by Scotrenewables Tidal Power, is the world’s largest and most powerful tidal device. The machine is currently undergoing grid-connected testing, which saw it generate 18 MWh over a 24-hour period. This represents a serious step forward for tidal energy, which could soon become a viable renewable technology.’
The European Commission sees ocean energy as a central element in its ‘Blue Growth’ strategy to reduce carbon emissions, to enhance power security and to create sustainable jobs. Let’s hope its support for such projects in Scotland’s stormy waters survives the stormier waters of Brexit.