Scotland has begun work on the largest planned tidal energy project in the world; a project which will physically begin next month, since the project managers have finalized all conditions required to initiate the first drawdown from the financiers, The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise.
The project has the potential to power nearly 175,000 homes through a network of about 269 turbines on the seabed at Ness of Quoys in Caithness, north east Scotland. See Picture below.
By January 2015, full commencement of onshore construction at the site will have begun.
It is claimed that this project will gulp more than 100 million pounds. With a capacity of almost 400MW, this national grid is expected to be delivered in 2016.