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Wave power prototype 'significant step' for sector

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Wave power prototype 'significant step' for sector Reply with quote

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BBC News - 18/05/10



A new generation of prototype wave power machine has been unveiled by the first minister.

Alex Salmond said the generator represented "another significant step" in Scotland's journey to become the green energy powerhouse of Europe.

It is 180m long, weighs 1,500 tonnes and can produce 750kW of electricity.

Manufactured in Leith, the Vagr Atferd generator will now be transported to Orkney, where it will tested for three years to prepare it for commercial use.

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

0.5kW per tonne? Shocked
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