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Orkney tidal power plans unveiled

Posted September 28, 2007 9:27 AM

From BBC News | Science/Nature | UK Edition:

One of the world's largest tidal energy projects has been unveiled off Orkney in a bid to help make Scotland "the energy powerhouse of Europe". First Minister Alex Salmond opened the new testing facility at the European Marine Energy Centre (Emec). The site will house energy converters, capable of generating electricity for thousands of homes. The centre is believed to be the first of its kind in the world to provide a purpose-built testing facility. Mr Salmond said the development was another step towards fulfilling Scotland's renewables potential.

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