An Irish renewable energy consortium that has built the world’s strongest tidal blade has teamed up with an Alaskan community to provide 100 per cent of its electricity from a local river. Technologists at ÉireComposites in Indreabhán, Connemara, are working with US-Irish partners Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) to build the second of two river energy systems for the residents of Igiugig. A river generator system of two turbines is already providing about 50 per cent of the village’s electricity needs. Igiugig, which has a population of about 70 people, is 200 miles south-west of Anchorage.
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