First Floating Tidal Power Farm For Orkney

"From Electricity Info yesterday: ‘Scotland’s first floating tidal power farm to be set up in Orkney. The 4MW scheme is being developed by Scottish firm Orbital Marine Power, which has created the world’s most powerful tidal turbine – the O2. The first of the two turbines is expected to be connected to the grid by the end of this year, with a view to being fully operational in early 2021. When up and running, the pioneering floating devices are predicted to generate enough electricity to power up to 3,400 homes – around a third of Orkney’s needs. The turbines are being installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, a world-leading test and research facility focusing on wave and tidal power development. The scheme will be deployed at the Fall of Warness test site, off Orkney’s northern island of Eday.’"

Scotland Leading The UK In Progress To Carbon Neutral

"At the end of the BBC Scotland Breakfast, 2 minute insert, this morning, around 06:30am: ‘Work is starting on a 30 tonne wave machine to generate power off Orkney. The device which is 20 metres long will be deployed at sea in the autumn. It’s been designed in Edinburgh and those behind the project say it’s a milestone in Scotland being at the forefront of leading the UK to being carbon neutral’."