Wales unveils giant tidal turbine

A full-scale tidal energy generator, claimed to be among the world’s first demonstration devices to produce green tidal power, has been unveiled in Wales. Tidal Energy’s underwater DeltaStream turbine will be installed in Ramsey Sound in Pembrokeshire for a 12-month trial, generating energy from tidal currents on the sea bed. Energy produced from the 150-tonne […]

Shetland people’s tidal turbine starts turning in ‘world first’

A tidal power turbine, which is claimed to be the world’s first community-owned technology of its kind, has started generating electricity. Located in Scotland, the Nova-30 turbine will power up to 30 homes, an industrial estate and a locally-owned ice plant in Shetland. The turbine sits on the seabed at a depth of more than […]

Shetlands get world’s first community-owned tidal turbine

The world’s first community-owned tidal turbine will be made and deployed in Scotland, the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced this morning. Owned by the community of North Yell, which received a grant of £150,000 from the Scottish Government to help its development, the turbine will sit in the water between the Shetland islands of […]