Gallery: Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Ex...

Photo by Hazel Saunderson for Inhabitat
This morning Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond heralded a landmark achievement in renewable energy technology as he unveiled Aquamarine Power's new Oyster 800 wave energy generator at the Burntisland Fabrications yard - and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you an exclusive first look! This impressive device can generate 250% more power at one third the cost of the first full-scale 315kw Oyster that was installed in Orkney in 2009. Martin McAdam, Chief Executive Officer of Aquamarine Power commented: "A farm of just 20 Oyster 800 devices would generate sufficient power for up to 15,000 homes. There are often waves when there is no wind and marine energy offers an essential part of Scotland's future low carbon energy mix." Read on to learn more and check out our exclusive photos!

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  1. micky July 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Fasinated !61 yrs. Just retired and commencing my education…need to be informed …please consider updating

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