Scotland funds £3.4 million for tidal energy project

26/08/2019 10:03 Renewable

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The Scottish government is supporting the construction of what is expected to be the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine with funding of £3.4 million, the government announced on Monday.

The funding will be used to build the two-megawatts O2 floating tidal energy turbine project, capable of powering more than 1,700 homes per year.

 

Project owner Orbital Marine Power believes that, when launched in 2020, it will be the most powerful tidal generating platform in the world.

 

Funding is part of the government's larger £10 million Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, directed at tidal energy projects.

 

Orbital Marine Power is the first company to receive support from the government's funding package.

Source: aa.com.tr

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