£10m energy challenge will see “renaissance” of skills

A £10 million prize launched yesterday to harness marine power in Scotland could make the country a world leader in renewable energy. The Saltire Prize competition, funded by the Scottish tax payer, will pit four private companies against each other to see who can generate the most power from the sea. The devices installed in […]

Scotland connects tidal turbine to the grid

Atlantis Resources Corporation, an international marine energy developer, has connected its AR1000 tidal turbine to the grid at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland. The 1MW model becomes Scotland’s first grid-connected, commercial-scale tidal turbine. Currently the world’s most powerful single-rotor tidal turbine, the AR1000 stands at 22.5 meters high, weighs 1,500 tonnes […]