Scotland harnessing wave power

July 8, 2011
Scotland is quietly becoming center of research for wave energy and tidal power. According to Scottish Development International, Scotland benefits from 25 percent of Europe’s tidal energy and 10 percent of Europe’s wave resources. A recent Bloomberg article, said EON, Germany’s largest utility, and Scottish Power Ltd., part of Iberdrola of Spain, the world’s biggest renewable energy producer, along with a group of other investors and developers are now conducting marine energy research projects near Scotland’s Orkney Islands

Scotland is quietly becoming center of research for wave energy and tidal power. According to Scottish Development International, Scotland benefits from 25 percent of Europe’s tidal energy and 10 percent of Europe’s wave resources. A recent Bloomberg article, said EON, Germany’s largest utility, and Scottish Power Ltd., part of Iberdrola of Spain, the world’s biggest renewable energy producer, along with a group of other investors and developers are now conducting marine energy research projects near Scotland’s Orkney Islands.