A plane-shaped device that will be able to power 2,000 homes in the UK by harnessing the power of the tides is being towed into position off Scotland’s Orkney Islands in the North Sea, according to Recharge news.
The 680-ton, 240-foot device, built by Scotland’s Orbital Marine Power, will be connected to the European Marine Energy Center to test the machine’s effectiveness. The center, with sites across the remote Orkney Islands, is working to develop and test new forms of tidal and wave power.
Image: Orbital Marine
by Yale Environment 360
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