Location in the UK : Scotland, Sound of Islay, Argyll, West Scotland Type of installation: Wave on/offshore: off Turbines :10 Capacity : 10 MW Approx Date of 1st power generation:
ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is proposing to develop a Demonstration Tidal Array in the Sound of Islay. The Tidal Array will consist of 10 tidal stream generating devices which will be fully submerged on the seabed just south of Port Askaig.
The project, the first of its kind in the world, envisages generating enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of the whole island. It is also the first tidal array project to be approved by Marine Scotland, the directorate of Scottish Government responsible for the management of Scotland's seas.
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Islay Energy Trust Research identified the SOUND OF ISLAY as having one of the best tidal resources in the UK meeting the following criteria:
SOUND OF ISLAY The SOUND OF ISLAY (Scottish Gaelic: Caol Ěle) is a narrow strait between the islands of Islay and Jura off the west coast of Scotland.
SOUND OF ISLAY Tidal Energy Project ScottishPower Renewables has received consent to develop a Demonstration Tidal Array in the SOUND OF ISLAY, between the islands of Islay and Jura on the west coast of Scotland.