Campaigners hail first grid-connected offshore tidal power in Scotland

Tidal energy company celebrates having first commercial model connected to the grid

NOVA INNOVATION, Edinburgh-based tidal power specialists and engineers, have deployed the world’s first fully-operational, commercially based and grid-connected offshore tidal array in Shetland.

Two out of a series of three 100 kW turbines have been deployed this month, making the group the first offshore tidal array in the world to deliver electricity to a national grid.