Exploring Large-Scale Tidal Power
November 6, 2014
The Atlantic: Off the coast of Scotland, in the choppy sound between Caithness and the Orkney Islands, you can find some of the fastest-flowing marine waters in the world.
The tides of the Pentland Firth can churn at rates of up to 18 miles per hour. Rough waters also mean energetic waters; the Pentland Firth, some believe, may help to generate enough energy to power a third of Scotland.
Read more about the potential for tidal-energy farms.