From Digit with ‘world’s largest’ four times:
The turbine is 25 metres high from the seabed, has rotors 20 metres in diameter and weighs 150 tonnes. Data published by Ocean Energy Europe in April highlighted that Scotland is one of the world leaders in marine energy generation.
The tidal turbine will be part of ‘Project Stroma’, the largest wave power project in the world. The AR2000 is set to be installed at the MeyGen test project, an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma, which is also the largest tidal stream project on the planet.
Established in 2010, Project Stroma has demonstrated how innovative tidal technologies can significantly reduce future generation costs. Connecting the turbines to the National Grid is the next phase of the project.
The project is a collaboration of Atlantis Energy and General Electric. Atlantis Energy director of turbine and engineering services Drew Blaxland told New Civil Engineer: “The AR2000 is expected to be the world’s largest single-axis tidal turbine and it will be deployed on the world’s largest tidal power project.
Earlier reports on wave power:
UK advised to adopt the Scottish Government Wave Energy Strategy by Imperial College London
As you know there have been some major developments recently in Scotland’s use of wave power. See these: Orkney’s giant tidal turbine is the world’s most powerful As world’s largest tidal energy plant in Pentland Firth generates 1GWh which is enough…
Is Scotland as the ‘Saudi of wind’ concept getting more real? ‘Wind and waves?’ Solar too?
(c) morayoffshore.com On September 12th, Energy Voice headlined ‘Saudi of wind’ or ‘Gagging on Wind Power’. At the time it seemed, even to an enthusiast like me, a bit OTT. However, this latest announcement of another giant floating wind-farm off…
SNP Government invest £2.84 million in wave power
© Aquamarine Power I’ve already written about wave power and its great advantages in the massive growth of renewable energy production much of it stimulated by Scottish Government funding. I’ve explained the advantages of wave powered turbines here: Orkney’s giant…
Scotland’s marine economy predicted to grow by 7 times
From Energy Voice yesterday: ‘A new report has forecasted that Scotland’s marine economy will grow seven-fold to be worth £5billion by 2035 if it can successfully develop key industries. The document, produced by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), sets out…
Scottish scientists in major energy breakthrough!
In the Insider yesterday: ‘A cut-price wave energy device that could help power homes and businesses is being developed by experts at a Scottish university. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have been working with institutions in Italy to come…
Massive economic benefit for Scottish economy from 84-turbine offshore windfarm
© sse Costing £2.6 billion, the Beatrice Windfarm in the outer Moray firth is expected to bring £530 million in economic benefits, especially for the North-East region. The farm will provide enough electricity for around 450 000 homes or upward…
‘Achiltibuie welcomes one of first community-owned turbines in the Highlands’
But, despite all this, if Scotland remains in what GMS this morning called ‘The UK Union’, there would be the massive connection charges to the National Grid, because prices increase the greater the distance from London and the South East.
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Pelamis, £4.5 million in addition to the other £7.5 million off the taxpayer, 6 moths after acquiring the further £4.5 million they went into administration, liquidation.
HIE and the Scottish (SNP) government set up a Scottish (SNP) government department, mostly inhabitated from the ex Pelamis company, since then WES has acquired each year a further £10/11 million a year out of the taxpayers purse, nearly all spent on administration and wages/pensions.
This info is available from companies house.
The SE of the UK has energy connection snow to Europe/France and can buy cheaper electricity from there than Scotland, especially a Independent Scotland.
The Scottish (SNP)Government has secretly ‘loaned’ more money to Gupta in his purchase of the Lochaber Smelter and the adjoining estate.in fact nearly double the money that the SNP told the public!!
What has Gupta done with it?
Invested it to make a profit out taxpayers money, this was released by Reuters and not the SNP.