Tidal Power Giant Makes Debut
Aug 18, 2010 - Daily Record - Glasgow - Energy Central
The most powerful and largest tidal turbine ever built
was unveiled yesterday in Scotland.
The AK1000, developed by renewable energy specialists
Atlantis Resources, was shown off at Invergordon on the
Measuring 22.5 metres high, the turbine can generate enough
electricity for more than 1000 homes.
It weighs 130 tonnes and is designed for harsh weather
and rough, open-ocean environments, such as those found
off the Scottish coast.
The turbine is to be installed at the European Marine
Energy Centre site on the seabed off Orkney, where it will
be connected to the grid and tested for three years.
Atlantis boss Timothy Cornelius said: "The AK1000
is capable of unlocking the economic potential of the marine
energy industry and will greatly boost Scotland's renewable
generation capacity in the years to come."
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