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The island with the electric sea

2 February 19


Orkney’s marine energy innovation: The island’s remote position makes it an ideal place to test new forms of energy such as wave, wind and tide.

WAVES TO THE RESCUE:

A flagship energy turbine has generated more electricity in its first year than Scotland's entire wave and tidal sector produced before it.

“Wave energy is literally the energy in the waves, but ultimately that’s being driven by wind.”

“Here in Orkney we’ve got the full force of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s very windy so we’ve got a lot of very big waves crashing against our shores.”

It is estimated the seas around the UK could one day be generating 20% of electricity needs.

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