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Largest tidal power device unveiled

This article talks about a new tidal turbine that has been built and sent to Scottland for testing.

Tidal energy is a growing source of renewable energy.  New technologies are being developed which are becoming more cost effective to use.  One of this technologies is the new AK1000 tidal turbine.  This is like a giant windmill that is placed in the ocean and rotates from ocean currents.  This turbine was designed to be very simple so it would have less problems.  The turbine spins the generator directly so there is no gear box to have problems with and the blades turn very slowley as to not harm sea life.  

Article Link:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-10942856


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