Tidal power specialist Atlantis Resources said its pioneering MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has taken a major step forward with the first installed turbine now operating at full power. The firm, which has its head office in Edinburgh, revealed the news about the Andritz Hydro Hammerfest turbine, which can generate 1.5 megawatts of power at certain water speeds. Once the scheme is completely operational, it is set to use up to 269 turbines producing enough energy to power 175,000 homes, and Atlantis said the latest development is “significant as it allows for validation of the power curve models which underpin the financial assumptions of the project”. It also deemed it “another significant de-risking event for the industry”.
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