Tidal turbine powers past initial estimates to match offshore wind

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has set a new tidal industry benchmark, reaching full rated power at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney by generating over 18MWh within a continuous 24hr testing period.  This is a performance level which matches established offshore wind turbines.  Smart, carbon-free power: it’s everywhere!  See:  Tidal clocks up the power:

The CEO of Scotrenewables, Andrew Scott, said: “Recognising we are still in the early stages of our demonstration programme this is a tremendously reassuring level of performance to be achieving, one which provides further confidence in our technology’s ability to deliver a significant step reduction in the cost of energy from tidal stream and meet our future customers’ needs.”

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