Offshore power has always been a challenge – thanks to the harsh marine weather conditions. It is certainly exciting to see a first turbine pass the tests, but also leaves some interesting questions open: are such turbines compatible with marine ecosystems, or will we be eliminating too much wildlife along the way? What is the life span and maintenance costs of such a generator, and will it be able to recoup its costs without government subsidies? How can these generators be most effectively tethered to the powwer grid?
Scotland passes turbine test to harness tidal power
(Phys.org) — An underwater turbine being used for harnessing tidal power to generate electricity for homes and businesses has successfully completed its testing period in the island of Eday, one of O…