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Scotrenewables Tidal Power

Founded in 2002, Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd is a renewable energy research and development business based in the Orkney Islands.

The Scotrenewables tidal turbine is a unique floating tidal technology designed to minimise installation and operational costs. The device hosts two propellers which fold up while being towed.

The system has been extensively trialled through scale model testing and a 250kW prototype, the SR250. The 250kW device, measuring 33m long, was constructed at Harland & Wolff in Belfast in 2010 and weighs 100 tonnes.

which was first connected to the national grid at the Fall of Warness tidal test site at the end of March 2011. Initial tests involved short-term deployments of the device on its moorings followed by disconnection and towing back to harbour for inspection. The testing programme was undertaken in incremental stages, culminating in a three-month period of continuous grid-connected operation at the end of 2012.

Building on the success of SR250 testing to date, Scotrenewables Tidal Power have recently developed the SR2000: a larger 2MW ‘commercial scale’ turbine more suited for tidal array deployment. The SR2000 arrived in Orkney in June 2016 and is due to be deployed at EMEC’s tidal test site later in the year.

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