Tidal Power Stories April 23, 2021

Orbital Marine Power yesterday launched its 2MW tidal turbine, the Orbital O2, in Scotland. It will become the world’s most powerful operational tidal turbine once it has been commissioned and connected to the European Marine Energy Centre in the Orkney Islands.

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Tidal Power Stories March 23, 2021

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • An electric charge point run on tidal energy has been installed on the Shetland island of Yell.
  • Climate Action 100+ has issued its first net zero ratings of the world’s largest polluting companies.
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Tidal Power Stories August 29, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • EPA weakens regulations of environmentally harmful methane emissions.
  • 5 East coast governors urge the feds to green-light a delayed offshore wind power project.
  • Scotland is building the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
  • Why Kathmandu’s trailblazing EV movement failed — yet is now making a comeback.

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Tidal Power Stories November 1, 2018

Tesla delivered a new Powerpack system to Nova Innovation’s tidal power station in Scotland – creating “the world’s first grid-connected ‘baseload’ tidal power station.” expand full story

Tidal Power Stories November 23, 2016


When you think about renewable energy, you think about solar, wind or hydro, but rarely about tidal energy, which is technically a form of hydropower. That’s because the modern version of the technology is still in its infancy and the deployed capacity is very limited.

But there has been a significant advancement this month with a single massive tidal turbine being deployed on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada –  a first in North America. expand full story

Tidal Power Stories September 13, 2016


As I reported on the new offshore wind strategy by the United States yesterday, Scotland was busy welcoming the beginning phase of the world’s first, and largest underwater tidal energy farm which will be placed off the north coast of Scotland. The first out of the four planned turbines sits at a height of 49 ft, 53 ft in diameter and over 40,000 lbs with a capacity of 1.5 megawatts (MW).

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