Video: Scotland Launches Tidal Charging Station For Electric Cars
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
An unusual charging station for electric cars has opened in Scotland, which converts the energy of the tides into electricity. The NovInnovation company, which built the installation, calls it the first in the world, writes CNBC.
- The station is located on Yell Island, part of the Shetland archipelago north of mainland Scotland. The area of the island is 212 square kilometers, which is about ten times less than the area of Moscow. The power generating turbines are mounted in the strait between Yell and the neighboring island. At the same time, the capacity of the station is not named, as is the number of electric vehicles on the island.
Wildlife Conservation Fund head Fabrice Leveque has already said that the Scottish Isles are blessed with renewable resources that can bring many benefits to remote communities. At the same time, according to the channel, marine energy is not yet in great demand in Europe. For example, last year, 14.7 gigawatts of wind farms were commissioned on the continent, and the amount of electricity generated by tides increased by only 260 kilowatts.
- One of the main advantages of tidal energy is called predictability: the effect of the ebb and flow depends on the gravity of the Sun and the Moon, which means that it is predictable for hundreds of years in advance.
- Scotland intends to either end or significantly reduce sales of new gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030. Similar intentions have already been announced by the authorities of a number of European countries, including, for example, France, the Netherlands and a number of regions of Northern Europe. In Russia, however, only Sakhalin is ready to completely switch to environmentally friendly transport over the next decade.