The Shetland Tidal Array in Scotland has produced its first power.
The first of the three 100KW turbines under phase one of the project has exported power to the Shetland grid, according to developers Nova Innovation and ELSA.
Nova expects to deploy the fourth and fifth units of the £3.75 million project, which has been granted £1.9 million by Scottish Enterprise, within the next two years.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “I would like to congratulate Nova Innovation for installing the first Nova M100 tidal turbine successfully and producing grid-connected power.”
According to a new study, Scottish islands could benefit from up to £725 million in the next 25 years if more green projects are implemented.