Tuesday, 30 August 2016

From 'New' to 'Full'

Bluemull Sound separates Yell, Unst and Fetlar. This part of Shetland, which looks so quiet and unassuming (above) has just become the site of a revolution. Its tidal turbines have recently been switched on to deliver electricity to the national grid.

So a 'new era' has started - for this is the first turbine project of its sort to create current on a commercial scale. An aim is to make Scotland a country producing 'full renewable power' and the two 100kw turbines here are part of the national scheme involving hydro-, wind- and tidal-forces. Read the report from the BBC.

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