The tidal-powered turbine generates power from fast-flowing tidal waters off Orkney, providing clean energy from a predictable, renewable resource. The off-shore turbine is connected by subsea cable to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the onshore electricity network. It has been designed to meet the annual electricity demand of 2,000 homes for the next 15 years. WindSonic is one of the sensors on-board and provides highly accurate and reliable real-time wind data.
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