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PRESS RELEASE: Scotrenewables powers Orkney grid.

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SR2000 floating tidal turbine produces 116MWh in less than a week of continuous generation: 7% of Orkney’s electricity demand  Scotrenewables Tidal Power has achieved further impressive outputs from ongoing testing of its 2MW floating tidal generator, the SR2000 at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The SR2000 produced more than 116 MWh in under a week of continuous generation which took place last month.  Over a seven day period, the turbine met the electricity demand of nearly 7% of the entire Orkney Islands, with shorter periods where that contribution exceeded 25% of demand.    Speaking about the performance of the SR2000, the...

PRESS RELEASE: Scotrenewables clocks up the power

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Having reached the 2MW rated capacity of their SR2000 tidal turbine earlier in April, and setting a new tidal industry benchmark, Scotrenewables have now generated over 18MWh within a continuous 24hr testing period; a performance level which matches established offshore wind turbines. Speaking of the achievement, believed to be another tidal industry record, the CEO of Scotrenewables, Andrew Scott, said: “Recognising we are still in the early stages of our demonstration programme this is a tremendously reassuring level of performance to be achieving, one which provides further confidence in our technology’s ability to deliver a significant step reduction in the cost...

PRESS RELEASE: The world's most powerful tidal turbine hits peak power

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The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and manufactured by Scottish engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited, has reached full rated power at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney. After undergoing grid connected commissioning works prior to Christmas last year, the ‘SR2000’ was re-connected to its subsea cable in a low cost connection operation that took under an hour. All offshore operations have been delivered with small crew transfer vessels or locally based workboats.   Following energisation, the 500 tonne floating tidal turbine commenced generation and power export to the local Orkney grid. Since then the turbine has been undergoing a phased testing...

Scotrenewables wins award at International Tidal Energy Summit

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Scotrenewables Tidal Power  won the award for 'Best Grid Connected Prototype" at the International Tidal Energy Summit last night in London.  The company won first prize for its first commercial scale floating tidal turbine, the SR2000, the most powerful tidal turbine in the world to date. Speaking at the event, Andrew Scott CEO said, "On behalf of the whole team I'm delighted with this recognition.  The SR2000 has been a leap forward for the technology and presented a huge challenge for the team, and it's a measure to them individually and collectively that we're on the road to demonstrating some of...