Ocean-powered data centre for Caithness a first in the World

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In Insider yesterday:

The company behind a world-leading tidal energy project in the Scottish Highlands has today announced plans for a new data centre which would be powered from electricity generated at the site. SIMEC Atlantis said the data centre planned for Caithness would be the first ocean-powered facility of its kind. It expects that the data centre would be connected to multiple international subsea fibre optic cables, offering a fast and reliable connection to London, Europe and the USA as well as improved links with the central belt.


Earlier waves of reporting here on tidal power:

Scotland ‘the Saudi Arabia of tidal power’ takes another step forward with World’s most powerful marine turbine

August 14, 2019

In Energy Voice yesterday: An Aberdeen-headquartered firm has agreed a multi-million deal to construct a ground-breaking new tidal turbine from its port-side facility in Dundee. Texo Group, who employ 35 staff in Dundee, said the deal with Orkney-based Orbital Marine…

Scotland’s tidal power hits massive record of 12GW!

February 22, 2019

In Energy Voice today: ‘Simec Atlantis Energy’s chief executive Tim Cornelius announced that the Meygen tidal array had exported more than 12 gigawatts (GW) of energy to the Scottish grid. The tidal turbine has now beaten the previous world record…

A tidal surge for Scottish energy?

November 8, 2018

In Energy Voice today: ‘A “nice little industry” is emerging in the north of Scotland tidal energy sector, a top renewables analyst has said. Adam Forsyth, director of renewables and infrastructure at financial services firm Cantor…

Leading academic says Alex Salmond crowdfunding has inspired Orkney tidal turbine scheme

October 17, 2018

The staggering success of the Alex Salmond crowdfunding scheme which reached its target within less than one day, has probably inspired the decision by Orbital Marine Power to…

More signs of a tidal surge in Scotland’s renewables industry

August 22, 2018

You’ve probably seen this already, but I thought I’d connect it to the wider and longer story of Scottish renewables. See links below. From Energy Voice yesterday and reported accurately by Reporting Scotland (!): ‘Scotrenewables Tidal Power said…

World’s largest tidal power array comes on line in Pentland Firth and is ‘a triumph of public policy’ due to Scottish Government support

April 18, 2018

In Climate Action, today: ‘This achievement is a triumph of public policy and a demonstration of what can be achieved when government and the private sector roll their sleeves up and decide to create a whole new industry…

Scotland’s tidal energy expertise to help poor communities in South-East Asia

November 28, 2017

A new four-turbine platform built in Peterhead is to be tested in the Connel Sound near Oban. The Connel Sound as many of you will know is suitably turbulent and will give the equipment a thorough going over. Once tested…

MAJOR NEWS: World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated in Scotland after £3 million funding from SNP Government

September 14, 2017

This could turn out to be a key moment in the move toward 100% reliable renewable energy use. Tidal power generation is constant and powerful. Hydrogen is ‘green’. Hydrogen can be stored. Hydrogen can be used to power all sorts…

As world’s largest tidal energy plant in Pentland Firth generates 1GWh which is enough for 700 000 homes, will Scotland become the most energy-rich country in Europe?

August 10, 2017

The MeyGen project jointly owned by Tidal Power Scotland and Scottish Enterprise has just recorded electricity generation at 1 GWh which is sufficient for 700 000 homes! 700 000! Now we’ve already heard that wind power has several…

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