World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland – Yes, It’s Humongous
There are some big tidal turbines out there, but none so massive as the one pictured above: The Atlantis Resources AK1000, just unveiled in Scotland and due to be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney later this summer. Weighing in at 130 tons and standing nearly 74 feet tall, with rotors nearly 60 feet across, the 1MW turbine’s manufacturers say it is capable of generating enough electricity for 1000 homes.
With two sets of blades, the turbine is designed to be able to generate power from both ebb and flood tides, and is designed to be able to withstand the marine conditions off Scotland.. Read More [via treehuger]
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