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680-tonne tidal turbine billed as the most powerful in the world has started to generate electricity off the northeastern coast of Scotland.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...d=winp1taskbar

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The Orbital O2 is anchored near Orkney and has the capacity to meet the annual electricity demand of 2,000 homes for the next 15 years.
I don't know if this is "good" or "bad"...I'd also like to know the overall savings (or lack of) compared to other resources...If this is cost efficient, then I say "kudos!", but if not, then it's a waste...
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I don't know if this is "good" or "bad"...I'd also like to know the overall savings (or lack of) compared to other resources...If this is cost efficient, then I say "kudos!", but if not, then it's a waste...
I hope there's a follow up.
I'd say it's a test for adjustment and efficiency.
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2 MW. Nice as a proof of concept, but too expensive right now for a viable alternative.
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I don't know if this is "good" or "bad"...I'd also like to know the overall savings (or lack of) compared to other resources...If this is cost efficient, then I say "kudos!", but if not, then it's a waste...
I'm torn on this. If they learn from it and learn to do it better and more cost efficient, I'm not prepared to say it's a waste even if this particular plant isn't very cost efficient.

I am a bit biased though, I really like the idea of using the natural movement of water in the ocean to generate energy. If you think of all the energy involved with the movement of the tide it's enormous. If we can find a way to harvest that energy efficiently, it would be amazing.

I am still partial to nuclear energy too. All these people that say not in my back yard... If I can get cheap electricity, you can put your nuclear power plant literally in my back yard. I would be quite happy to live next to one.
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I am a bit biased though, I really like the idea of using the natural movement of water in the ocean to generate energy. If you think of all the energy involved with the movement of the tide it's enormous. If we can find a way to harvest that energy efficiently, it would be amazing.
I've read where the energy created through turbines in Niagara Falls is incredible...

Unfortunately, the major problem is NIMBY on shore and tourist points...
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680-tonne tidal turbine billed as the most powerful in the world has started to generate electricity off the northeastern coast of Scotland.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...d=winp1taskbar

Sounds promising.
Let's see....we would need about 150,000 of them here. Do we have enough coast line? We could start with the west coast, and Martha's vineyard area, and see how it goes.
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