Hydroelectric turbine revealed in Scotland

13 Aug 2010
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A new hydroelectric turbine has been unveiled

Electrical technology firm Atlantis Resources has unveiled the world's largest hydroelectric turbine, in news which could provide a timely boost for the renewable energy sector.

The AK1000 device was revealed to industry delegates from across the world in the Scottish town of Invergordon and its developer hopes it will be a landmark in the growth of renewable energy in the UK.

"We are at the start of a new industrial boom, akin to the development of the North Sea oil and gas fields," said Atlantis chief executive Timothy Cornelius. "The future is very bright for marine power and even brighter for Scotland."

He added that the turbine has been specifically designed to cope with the harsh North Sea climate and will begin to generate power once it is set up close to the coast of the Orkney Islands later in the summer.

The news comes after it was announced that a series of state-of-the-art wind generators will be installed on Goonhilly Downs, on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

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