"Orkney was once utterly dependent on power that was produced by burning coal and gas on the Scottish mainland and then transmitted through an undersea cable. Today the islands are so festooned with wind turbines, they cannot find enough uses for the emission-free power they create on their own.
Community-owned wind turbines generate power for local villages; islanders drive nonpolluting cars that run on electricity; devices that can turn the energy of the waves and the tides into electricity are being tested in the islands’ waters and seabed; and – in the near future – car and passenger ferries here will be fuelled not by diesel but by hydrogen, created from water that has been electrolysed using power from Orkney’s wind, wave and tide generators."
@cosmic orkney is so interesting. it's the proving grounds for all these marine and tidal power projects too
@interneteh i had never heard about it until just now! how cool!
@cosmic I wrote a thing about it once. I'd be interested to know how things have changed since then
@cosmic @interneteh Fully Charged did couple episodes about Orkney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXe1hBvlylw&list=PLzD0K2OhbVfGCtXeA6iAQ3ufh2W84t2Gy
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