First subsea tide energy farm plans unveiled in UK

16 March 2007 - Lunar Energy, a leading Scottish renewables company, has joined forces with E.ON to develop a subsea tidal stream power farm off the west coast of the UK within the next two years.

The proposed scheme will use tidal streams - fast-moving currents created by rising and falling tides - to turn an array of eight massive turbines, each more than 20 metres high and sited on the sea floor up to 120 metres below the surface.

The underwater power system will be capable of generating up to eight MW, enough power to supply 5000 homes.

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