Azara Blog: Wave power farm on Orkney

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Date published: 2007/02/20

The BBC says:

Scottish ministers have announced funding for what has been described as the world's biggest wave energy farm.

The Pelamis device has been tested at the European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) on Orkney by Leith-based company Ocean Power Delivery.

Scottish Power wants to commission four more at the same site.

Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen announced a £13m funding package that will also allow a number of other marine energy devices to be tested.

It's worth testing this technology (and other minority technologies) out, in order to see how competitive it will be with more mature technologies, such as wind power, on price and on environmental damage.

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