"A Man's a Man for all that!" - Rabbie Burns

"Religion? No thanks. I prefer not to outsource my brainwashing." - Bunc
Trying to get your average Joe creationist to understand the phrase scientific theory is as hard as getting a fish to enjoy mountaineering. Its an unimagined world for them - it requires a complete reversal of their normal modes of thinking and being. The fact that humans could explain the complexities of this world without a creating God is a world view they cannot grasp. It's like asking a tuna if it appreciates the view from the top of Mount Everest. Bunc

Oct 27, 2010

Tidal Power wave breaks in Pentland Firth Scotland

While Scotland is never likely to be a hotspot for solar power we certainly have no shortage of other sources of renewable energy. There has of course been a good deal of windpower development but so far at least the tremendous power of the sea around the UK has been relatively untapped.

There has been plenty of cutting edge development work on tidal and wave power in the UK but nothing deployed on any great scale. There were plans for a tidal barrage across the river Severn but as far as I am aware that has now been kicked well into the long grass by the ConDem Government.

There is now welcome news that a group called MeyGen have secured a 25 year lease and are going to develop a huge tidal project in the inner sound of the Pentland Firth in Scotland.

MeyGen is a joint venture owned by International Power PLC, Morgan Stanley and Atlantis Resources Corporation and the construction is likely to take place in phases through to 2020. Eventually there should be up to 400 submerged tidal turbines in an area of around 3.3 sq Km. IF the development reaches that size it should generate enough energy to power around 400,000 homes.

2 comments:

Looney said...

Sounds like a fun project to work on.

rummuser said...

This is very heartening news. Our establishment is also working on these lines and on August 31, 2010, our New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said that the government is aiming to generate 1,000 MW of solar power by 2013.

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