The leader in the development of tidal turbines Scottish engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power reported that the SR2000 turbine prototype with a capacity of 2 MW in the orkney islands has developed 3 GWC renewable energy. This is more than all local tidal power plants for 12 previous years produced.
Length SR2000 64 meters, diameter in the widest place – 3.8 meters. Unlike previous models, which were attached to the bottom with the help of anchor systems, SR2000 is placed on the surface of the water, like a ship, and its rotor, which collects tidal energy and regulates power at a depth of 16 meters. The resulting energy was enough to provide a quarter of all the needs of the orkney islands located off the northern coast of Scotland.
SR2000 is not the first product ScotreneWables Tidal Power. Four more tidal turbines are successfully working in the Pentland Fertes Strait. The company’s specialists are working on success on the creation of another turbine with a capacity of 2 MW as part of the Horizon 2020 program, which is financed by the European Union.
It is expected that tidal power units by 2030 will provide Great Britain with electricity in the amount of 1.4 billion. pounds, which will export it and create an additional 4,000 jobs.
Source — Scotrenewables