Could AI hold the key to hydrogen storage challenges?

A hydrogen plant in Orkney aims to show how AI can produce hydrogen in a more cost-efficient way

New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Orkney Islands host innovative project to deliver smarter and cleaner energy system

Project TraDER aims to create a market that allows renewables to pay for increased grid capacity when favourable conditions mean they are producing excess energy.

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Ofgem gives green light for £260m Orkney electricity transmission link

The approval for SSEN to develop the 220MW power link is subject to conditions

Scotland awards £3.4m for ‘world’s most powerful’ tidal turbine

The O2 2MW Floating Tidal Energy Turbine’s rotors can be turned 360° to allow power to be extracted from both directions

Orkney tidal turbine prototype showcases ‘phenomenal performance’

The 2MW floating tidal turbine has clocked a record level of electricity generation

Hydrogen generated from tidal energy in ‘world first’

  A research and demonstration centre in Scotland says it has produced hydrogen gas from tidal energy for the first time. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) yesterday announced it generated the “tidal hydrogen” on 25th August this year. It also demonstrated the potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels. Prototype tidal energy converters […]

Scottish floating tidal generator powers Orkney

A 2MW floating tidal generator has produced more than 116MWh in under a week of continuous generation. The turbine met the power demand of nearly 7% of the Orkney Islands, with shorter periods where it exceeded 25%, according to Scotrenewables Tidal Power. The SR2000 tidal project is being tested at the European Marine Energy Centre. […]

Summit announced for Scotland’s windy islands

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and the leaders of Scotland’s three island councils have announced plans to hold a summit on the future of wind power on the islands. It follows DECC’s announcement of the final strike price for the islands – £115/MWh compared to £90-95/MWh for mainland wind. There’s concern it’s a one size […]

£4.1m for Scottish wave and tidal research

The Scottish Government has announced a £4.1 million funding for new wave and tidal power research in the country. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney will get £3 million for a new grid-connected testing bed and another £1.1 million to look at the potential of support vessels used in the marine industry. It […]

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