On the Island of Yell, in the Shetland Isles, you can now charge your electric vehicle at a point powered purely by tidal energy.
The development and installation was performed by global tidal energy leaders, Nova, and recieved funding from Transport Scotland to complete, as the entire country moves towards a carbon neutral target by 2045.
Our technology generates electricity from the immense power of the seas, and it is changing the way we power our lives – from how we make a cup of tea to how we travel. We now have the reality of tidal powered carsm which demonstrates the huge steps forward we are making in tackling the climate emergency and achieving net zero by working in harmony with our natural environment.
In November, the eyes of the world will be on Scotland as nations come together to combat climate change at COP26. At Nova, we deliver blue energy solutions that can be deployed all around the world, delivering clean, predictable energy direct from the sea to our clients to meet whatever energy needs the have – electricity, heat or transport.
Simon Forrest, CEO of Nova Innovation
Read the full announcement from Nova Innovation here