Wind turbines? That’s last century stuff. Water turbines are where it’s at. Scotland has installed a 100-food 1-megawatt turbine under water, off the coast of Orkney.
Scottish Power Renewables is overseeing the project, and judging by the reports, the turbine is performing well. In fact it is already providing power for the island of Eday. This turbine is part of the creation of a large tidal farm that will harness the power of water instead of wind.
They are pretty durable too, since scientists lowered and installed the turbine into the water during a storm. Just this single turbine can power 500 homes for a whole year. Construction of the entire project will be finished between 2013 and 2015. It seems like a promising way to get power since the world is mostly covered by oceans.
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