Tidal power developer Atlantis Resources has completed a major milestone in the development of its ‘base-load scale’ underwater power station in the Pentland Firth. All four tidal turbine support structures have now been successfully installed at its MeyGen project off Caithness using the Neptune jack up vessel owned by Geosea. When completed, the 398MW MeyGen tidal power ‘station’ is expected to generate clean electricity enough to power 175,000 Scots households.
Scottish Energy News 27th Oct 2016 read more »
Space technology developed by the world’s biggest defence contractor is being used to help produce renewable energy from tidal turbines. Lockheed Martin, the US manufacturer of fighter jets, combat ships and satellites, is soon to test a tidal generator in the Pentland Firth in Scotland in partnership with Atlantis Resources, a renewable energy company based in Singapore. Testing of the AR1500 generator, which is scheduled to begin this year, comes as the Pentagon tries to boost its energy security by buying clean energy from domestic companies. The US military aims to have as much as 3 gigawatts of renewable capacity before 2025. At present, it is second only to Google, which runs several power-hungry data centres across the world, in buying renewable energy. American defence companies are trying to jump on the bandwagon by drawing from their military, aviation and space hardware to develop emissions-free energy technology.
Times 27th Oct 2016 read more »