A floating tidal stream turbine off the coast of Orkney has produced more green energy in a year than Scotland’s entire wave and tidal sector produced in the 12 years before it came online. In 12 months of full-time operation, the SR2000 turbine supplied the equivalent annual power demand of about 830 households. Its developer claimed the machine – the most powerful of its kind in the world – had set a benchmark for its industry due to its performance. It produced 3GWh of renewable electricity during its first year of testing at the European Marine Energy Centre.
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