WATCH: Low-cost assembly of tidal turbine destined for remote islands

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has today released a video showing the low-cost assembly of its PLAT-I tidal turbine planned for remote islands in South East Asia.

Late last year, the tidal energy system began generating power for the first time from Connel Sound, near Oban, on Scotland’s West Coast.

The power take-off system comprises four SCHOTTEL Instream Turbines (SIT) and an accessible power conversion system hosted in an on-board container.

Designed in 2017 year, the device spent last summer at fabrication company JBS Group Scotland, in Peterhead.

SME said that the tidal turbine will most likely bes sent to the Philippines, where it will be used to aid smaller communities who currently rely on unreliable fuel powered generators.