10MW tidal power station gets Scottish government’s approval

The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for plans to build ten underwater turbines between the islands of Islay and Jura.

The turbines, located in a kilometre-wide “canyon” with one of the strongest and most reliable tidal streams off the UK coast, will provide enough electricity for 10,000 homes — that’s twice the number on the islands, plus the distilleries as well.

For more info, see the Guardian on Thursday: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/17/10megawatt-tidal-power-station-approved-hebrides


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