Heat wave: how Orkney is leading a tidal power revolution

Eve Livingston, The Guardian Energy Solutions

Heat wave: how Orkney is leading a tidal power revolution
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Orkney, chosen as the European Marine Energy Centre’s (Emec) headquarters for its combination of strong tides and waves as well as connection to the energy grid, has become a hub for tidal power innovation. Tidal power, while not yet widely commercialised, is seen by many as the next frontier in global renewables. It’s the only renewable power source that comes from the moon’s pull on the Earth.

 

 

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