Nova Innovation is set to install a series of underwater turbines off the west coast of Scotland. The turbines will generate renewable energy to power local Scotch whisky distilleries. The turbines will be installed in the Sound of Islay: the narrow strait between the islands of Islay and Jura in the Inner Hebrides. Islay is home to nine active distilleries, and its exposure to the North Atlantic has made it a hub of tidal power innovation. Jura is home to the Jura distillery. Now, these two pillars of the local economy come together with the installation of a series of underwater turbines in the strait as part of the Oran na Mara project. The turbines will generate renewable energy to power local Scotch whisky distilleries, replacing fossil fuel use on the islands.
Engineering & Technology 3rd Feb 2021 read more »