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UK's first major wave and tidal power schemes in Scotland

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: UK's first major wave and tidal power schemes in Scotland Reply with quote

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The Guardian - 16/03/10



The first fully fledged schemes to harness the UK's immense potential for wave and tidal power will be unveiled by the Crown Estates and Scottish government this morning.

About 20 firms have been in the running to install what are touted by the Crown Estates to be the world's first commercial wave and tidal schemes, in the Pentland Firth off northern Scotland and around the Orkney islands.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ten sites on the seabed off the north coast of Scotland have been leased out to power companies in an effort to generate wave and tidal energy.

In the first project of its kind in the world, areas in the Pentland Firth and around Orkney have been leased to seven companies by the Crown Estate.

The companies are to push forward plans to generate enough electricity to supply 750,000 homes by 2020.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Guardian - 16/03/10

Interactive map of the 10 wave and tidal power sites off the coast of Northern Scotland.

See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2010/mar/16/uk-tidal-wave-technologies
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