As per a renewable energy specialist, underwater turbines have the potential to produce a tenth of the Britain’s electricity. Tidal Stream Energy is the extraction of energy from the moving masses of water that is found in the oceans and rivers through the use of turbines.

Because the United Kingdom’s waters contain over half of Europe’s tidal stream potential, the country is well-positioned to benefit from the technology. The 2020s, according to Stephen Wyatt, who is the director in charge of research and disruptive innovation for the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE), which is a sustainable energy research company, may be a “golden decade” for science. Wyatt was speaking at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE) conference in London.

“Tidal stream technologies are verified and on the verge of commercialization, with the most sophisticated being developed right here in the United Kingdom,” he told The Independent newspaper.

One of the most intriguing characteristics of tidal power is the predictability it provides. In addition to covering swings from various power sources, researchers can estimate tides hundreds of years down the road. On the other hand, they cannot determine when the sun will shine months in advance. ” The percentage of ten percent is noteworthy. In a future where we’re working for net-zero energy, it has the potential to make a significant difference in terms of UK energy consumption.” Additionally, Dr. Wyatt stated that if the technology receives considerable investment and subsidies, it might become cost-effective and result in the creation of 26,600 employment by 2040.

According to him, “Tidal energy is on pace to be cheaper compared to both fossil fuels and nuclear power, thereby giving clean and sustainable energy to people all over the world.” “The United Kingdom has invested enormous resources in innovation, research, and development, with a total of 80 percent of components manufactured in the country. The potential for creating a large number of jobs in this new area is enormous.”

One illustration of the technology’s potential is the MeyGen project, which is the world’s largest proposed tidal stream project and is now under development. A site located off the coast of Scotland, between the country’s northernmost coast as well as the uninhabited island of Stroma, is being developed.

The site encompasses some of the fastest-flowing waterways in the United Kingdom, and the island acts as a natural corridor between the mainland and the North Sea, allowing millions of tonnes of water to travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea every day to be more quickly processed. The first section of the tidal array is planned to generate enough electricity to power 2,600 houses in its first year of operation.

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