Tidal energy: the silent giants of the Pentland Firth – Geographical

Hidden under the churning waters of the Pentland Firth tidal race between the Orkney Islands and Mainland Scotland, are the four silent giants of the MeyGen project. The 1.5MW turbines placed on the seabed convert the kinetic energy of tides into electricity. The now operational project already has the capacity to supply electricity to 2,600 homes across Scotland and is classed as the world’s largest tidal stream array project in the world. Plans are afoot to potentially deploy 265 more turbines, but are dependent on the sector’s ability to compete with offshore wind.

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