Wave Energy

Posted on February 23, 2007  Comments (2)

Orkney to get ‘biggest’ wave farm:

Of the Pelamis scheme, he said: “This will be the world’s biggest commercial wave project – significantly bigger than the major Portuguese scheme. “Scotland has the potential to generate a quarter of Europe’s marine energy and kick-starting the sector is vital if we are to create a significant industry based in Scotland and meet our long-term renewables targets.”

Mr Stephen said the industry had the potential to create thousands of jobs and attract millions of pounds of investment. Scottish Power’s director of renewables, Keith Anderson, said: “This is a massive step forward. “It will be a test of the actual devices that will be used commercially and, if successful, should help propel Scotland into the forefront of marine energy throughout the world.”

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2 Responses to “Wave Energy”

  1. CuriousCat: World’s First Commercial-Scale Subsea Turbine
    June 30th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    “SeaGen is four times as powerful as the world’s previous most powerful turbine, SeaFlow, which Marine Current Turbines has been operating off Lynmouth in Devon since 2003; SeaGen will form the basis for the commercial projects that will follow…”

  2. annakat
    August 25th, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    Wave energy can not be effectively used everywhere there are coastlines. The wind needs to blow with enough consistency and force to provide continuous waves. Even though there is tremendous energy in ocean waves only the northwest coastline of the United States can be harnessed effectively in the US. I live on the East Coast and have been told it is not one of the Wave-power rich areas of the world.

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