Countries like Scotland are leading the world by example. It is making the switch to renewable sources of energy for good. Although it aims to go 100% on renewable energy by 2020, even right now it isn’t far behind. At present, Scotland generates about 70% of its energy from renewable resources. However, it wouldn’t be possible if the country didn’t utilize its potential for tidal energy. As a part of its great multi turbine tidal energy plan, the country aims to further their present efforts by putting a 150-ton turbine under the sea. This turbine, while in operation, would generate energy for up to 1000 homes.
Tidal Energy Company Atlantis is the largest of its kind in Europe. And right now it is focusing on completing a four-phased MeyGen Tidal Energy Project in coasts of Scotland. The project is one of a kind Multi Turbine Tidal Energy field that will be powering nearly 175,000 Scotland houses after its completion. Right now the project is in the first phase of its development but it has already received a funding of €37 million from EU for its second phase. Here are some interesting facts that you might want to know about it.