Gallery: 100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s Firs...


Tidal farms, which use underwater turbines to harness the power of the planet’s oceans and convert it into electricity, are something that we frequently mention here at Inhabitat. While there are plans to build them all over the world, Scotland achieved a major milestone this week by successfully installing a 10MW tidal power array in the Sound of Islay, off the coast of Orkney.

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  1. ioannav July 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    All nice and well, but how about marine life protection? These turbines look very dangerous compared to the round ones with the hole in the middle (in France, I think…). I wouldn’t invest in an ‘ecological’ project that neglects the impact on the lives of the creatures living there.

  2. ChasP May 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Username already registered fine but why delete the comment why not hold the comment until I furnish another?
    Now its great that we are having the world wanting to invest in Scotland no matter what politicians say.

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