SeaGen: World’s Largest Tidal Turbine
Good news on the alternative energy front. The largest ever tidal stream turbine of its kind is finally being installed in Northern Ireland. The SeaGen was scheduled to go up in August 2007, but a myriad of problems have held it back. These turbines transform the non stop movement of ocean currents into a low impact, consistent source of energy. Marine Current Turbines has been given permission to install and operate SeaGen for five years.
Sky News reports:
SeaGen is the biggest turbine of its kind in the world, with the capacity to produce 1.2MW of electricity – four times more than any other tidal turbine – and will generate clean and sustainable electricity for around 1,000 homes.