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From Insider today:

‘The company behind the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has been awarded a £1.5 million grant [from the Scottish Government] to expand its tidal turbine array between Orkney and Scotland. Chief executive Tim Cornelius said that his company’s design for the connection hub could also be used by other marine energy producers, including floating wind turbines and wave devices. He said the design would help to bring down the cost of connecting marine energy devices to the grid.

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/meygen-tidal-project-secures-15m-21750087

Earlier reports here on tidal power:

World’s most powerful tidal turbine for Orkney after £3.4 million Scottish Government grant

From Energy Voice yesterday: Orbital Marine Power has teamed up with Swedish engineer SKF for its power train supply on the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. This will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in 2020. Orbital has been working withContinue reading “World’s most powerful tidal turbine for Orkney after £3.4 million Scottish Government grant”

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

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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!

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?

© Mike Brookes/Aquamarine Power 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…

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

c) EMEC 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

(c) newcivilengineer.com 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

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

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?

© http://caithness-business.co.uk 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…