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Old 09-18-2013, 07:50 AM   #1019 (permalink)
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In related news - this might be a renewable technology which actually works :

BBC News - Pentland Firth tidal turbine project given consent

Quote:
Work is to begin on the largest tidal turbine energy project in Europe after the Scottish government approved it.

MeyGen is to install the tidal array in stages in the Pentland Firth, between Orkney and the Scottish mainland.

It will begin with a 9MW demonstration project of up to six turbines, with construction expected to take place on a phased basis until 2020.

When fully operational, the 86MW array could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 42,000 homes.
Obviously that is capacity and not output. Hopefully the two will be closer than they are for windmills.
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