One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant

October 30, 2014 by  
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In between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands lies the Pentland Firth, a turbulent sound with tides that can reach up to a startling 18 miles per hour. That’s a lot of untapped power . MeyGen is taking advantage of all that renewable energy with the installation of the world’s largest tidal power plant, and if everything goes as expected, the underwater windmills could eventually power a full third of Scotland. Read the rest of One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: largest tidal power plant , MeyGen , MeyGen tidal power , Pentland Firth Tidal Farm , Pentland Firth Underwater Power Plant , Pentland Firth Windmills , Scotland power , scotland renewable energy , Scotland tidal power plant , Scotland Windmill plant , tidal power plant , underwater power plant

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Atlantis Announces Funding For the World’s Largest Tidal Energy Project in Scotland

August 27, 2014 by  
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The world’s largest tidal energy project just took a big step forward as Atlantis Resources announced it has finalized an $83 million funding package for the project to break ground. When it is finished, the 398 MW MeyGen array of underwater turbines will provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for 175,000 homes in Scotland while reducing carbon emissions. Read the rest of Atlantis Announces Funding For the World’s Largest Tidal Energy Project in Scotland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Atlantis Resources , MeyGen , meygen project , Pentland Firth , Scotland tidal power , Scotland tidal project , tidal array , tidal project , World’s Largest Tidal Stream Project

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5 Wave power projects designed to save our world

September 20, 2011 by  
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Ankit Dahiya: wave power projects wave power project to save our world The wave energy these days has become a major source of generating electricity without creating any disturbance or polluting the environment. As we know the earth’s surface is mostly covered with water, the wave energy has vast applications. In the present scenario, various wave projects are undertaken to utilize the wave energy effectively. The waves of the water are used as a source to move a turbine which in turn rotates the generator and produces electricity. So here is a list of 5 wave power projects designed to save our world. 1. World’s first wave power plant takes shape off the coast of Portugal World’s first wave power plant World’s first wave power plant takes shape off the coast of Portugal The Portugal has taken a step forward toward green energy production and developed the world’s first wave power plant. This plant has a capacity of producing 2.25 MW of energy without imparting any harmful effect on environment. It produces complete ecofriendly and clean energy by using waves as a source. This wave plant was set up on Portugal’s coast and it includes three giant rubber tubes to harness the wave energy and convert it into electrical energy. This wave power plant is partially submerged and is 3.5 m in diameter with a length of 140 m. These individual plants can produce 750 KW of clean energy. The company is planning to increase the production capability to 21 MW. 2. Bridgwater Bay tidal lagoon wave power project Bridgwater Bay tidal lagoon Bridgwater Bay tidal lagoon wave power projects The ‘Bridgwater Bay Tidal Lagoons’ project is one of the most anticipated projects which is based on a wave power concept. This project is selected from the ten best wave power projects examined during the last six months. This project would stretch across estuary from Brean Down to Hinkley Point. This project is estimated to generate 2.6 TWh of power per year. According to the project developers this project will be less damaging to wildlife than barrage schemes. The estimated cost of the project is assumed to be between £3.4-£4.1 bn. This project after its completion will surely be one of the best wave project ever made. 3. World’s largest tidal power project coming to Korea largest tidal power project largest tidal power project in Korea Next is the Tidal power project which is going to be started in Korea. This project is believed to be the largest Tidal power plant until date. The project is being developed by Lunar Energy that would create a 300-turbine field in the Wando Hoenggan Water Way off the South Korean coast by 2015. The project is estimated to produce 300 MW of clean and ecofriendly energy that can be used on a large scale to provide electricity. It is estimated that the energy produced through this plant can light up 2, 00,000 homes. 4. MIT develops innovative pilot wave power plant in Portugal pilot wave power plant Pilot wave power plant by MIT Next up is the Innovative power plant that is being developed by MIT. This project is set up in Portugal and is estimated to generate 750 KW of power per year. This energy can be used to light up approximately 750 homes. The project is being developed by professor Chiang Mei and his colleagues who are currently working at MIT. The project developed by his team can actually predict the wave forces and guide the various design decisions that can be implemented to convert the captured mechanical energy into electrical energy. 5. Scotland’s new wave energy plant to power 13,000 households wave energy plant wave energy plant to save our world This wave energy power plant has the capability of generating approximately 200 MW of power. The wave energy power plant which is being developed by Pelamis has teamed up with European energy giant Vattenfall. And now the power plant will be developing approximately $100 million worth of wave energy every year. The new project, dubbed Aegir, will be generating 200 MW of power which will satisfy renewable electricity need of 13 000 households per year.

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World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

August 13, 2010 by  
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This turbine may look a bit more stout than most we’re accustomed to seeing, and the double rotor configuration is unusual. That’s because this is not a wind turbine , but rather a new underwater turbine unveiled by Atlantis Resources Corporation as the world’s largest tidal turbine which is due to be installed in the waters off of Orkney, Scotland later this summer.

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World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland – Yes, It’s Humongous

August 12, 2010 by  
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photos: Atlantis Resources Corp. There are some big tidal turbines out there, but none so massive as the one pictured above: The Atlantis Resources AK1000, just unveiled in Scotland and due to be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney later this summer.

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