29 Aug '14, 6pm

Scotland's double first: tidal array and twin-bladed offshore wind turbines - The Ecologist

Scotland's double first: tidal array and twin-bladed offshore wind turbines - The Ecologist

Two-bladed designs at this scale are a major innovation for the offshore wind industry and the deployment offshore of the turbines at Methil will be the first in the world of its kind. The Crown Estate has committed to invest nearly £10 million into the MeyGen Ltd tidal power development. The 398MW project in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, Scotland, will require some £50 million of funding for its first phase. Investors also include Atlantis Resources Ltd, the Department of Energy & Climate Change, and Scottish Enterprise. The location is both highly challenging and promising due to the fast water speeds, according to the Crown Estate. "The Inner Sound tidal array project has the potential to play a crucial role in advancing technology and developing essential construction and operating experience on the path towards larger commercial schemes around the UK and worl...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2535453/sc...

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