Scottish tidal turbine blades deal awarded

The company that will manufacture the blades for a bank of tidal turbines off the coast of Shetland has been announced. Shetland Composites bagged the six-month deal from Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation, which is developing five 100kW tidal turbines. The Shetland Tidal Array will be built in two phases, with commissioning of the first three scheduled […]

Pentland Firth could provide ‘half of Scotland’s electricity’

Tidal turbines in the currents between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Island have the potential to generate up to 1.9GW of power – equivalent to almost half of Scotland’s electricity needs. That’s according to researchers at Oxford University whose new study highlights the huge potential of tidal power in the Pentland Firth and says […]