World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

by , 08/13/10

scotland, water turbine, underwater turbine, green power, green energy, ak 1000

This turbine may look a bit more stout than most we’re accustomed to seeing, and the double rotor configuration is unusual. That’s because this is not a wind turbine, but rather a new underwater turbine unveiled by Atlantis Resources Corporation as the world’s largest tidal turbine which is due to be installed in the waters off of Orkney, Scotland later this summer. Called the AK-1000, it is over 70 feet tall and weighs more than 130 tons, and should regularly generate 1 megawatt of electric power.

Hat tip to @hottopicnz

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  1. Daniel_Cobb September 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hooray for Scotland! Kudos to our friends across the Atlantic. I hope to see many more of these installed, so we can all soon close down our coal-fired poewr plants. Of course, this turbine will be hidden below sea level, and some people complain that wind power is a blight on the landscape. I don’t agree at all. Wind farms are elegant testimony of our efforts to save our planet.

  2. helmy August 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    it is a wonderfull renewable energy innovation

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