Related items: North-west Lewis


  • Media

    Solar lasers, ocean power and volcanoes: unusual energy sources of the future

    Fossil fuels are going to run out. This much we know. No one is entirely certain when they will run out exactly, but we know it will happen eventually. So how will the world be powered when we can't rely anymore on fossil fuels? Why with volcanoes, waves, wet wood and solar power from space.

    13 Nov 13

  • News

    Wave energy project could bring hundreds of jobs to the Western Isles

    Aquamarine Power’s proposed wave farm on the Western Isles could create hundreds of long-term skilled jobs in one of Britain’s most remote communities, according to figures published today. The Edinburgh firm’s 40MW Lewis wave farm – which was fully consented by the Scottish Government earlier this year – could generate between 98 and 200 jobs during construction and inject up to £9 million a year into the Western Isles and wider Highland economy.

    21 Oct 13

  • Media

    Ministers approve plans for world's biggest wave farm in Western Isles

    Ministers have approved plans for the world's largest commercial wave farm. Full consent has been given for a 40MW farm off the north-west coast of Lewis - enough to power nearly 30,000 homes. Wave energy firm Aquamarine Power said it would begin installing its Oyster devices in the next few years, once grid infrastructure is put in place.

    22 May 13

  • Media

    World’s largest wave power scheme given go-ahead

    The Scottish Government today gave the green light for the world’s largest wave power scheme to be developed in the stormy seas off the coast off Lewis. Edinburgh-based Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Government Ministers to develop a 40 megawatt wave farm - the world’s largest fully-permitted ocean energy site.

    22 May 13

  • News

    Aquamarine Power secures full consent for 40MW Lewis wave energy farm

    Aquamarine Power have received full consent from the Scottish Government for a 40MW wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis, Scotland – making it the world’s largest fully-permitted ocean energy site.

    22 May 13

  • Blog

    Scottish islands - a solution in sight?

    For people in the Western Isles, and Orkney and Shetland, the issue of electricity links to the UK mainland has been a long-running sore. Today's report Scottish Islands Renewables Project, published by DECC and the Scottish Goverment concludes there is a clear social and economic case for putting island links in place.

    15 May 13

  • Resource

    Scottish Island Renewables Project

    For people in the Western Isles, and Orkney and Shetland, the issue of electricity links to the UK mainland has been a long-running sore. This report, published by DECC and the Scottish Goverment concludes there is a clear social and economic case for putting island links in place.

    15 May 13

  • Media

    Could big waves be big news for the Western Isles?

    Monster waves are being recorded off the west of Lewis in the Western Isles. But why should we care?

    8 Feb 13

  • Blog

    Realising the potential in the Western Isles

    Next week, we will be participating in a two-day event on Lewis aimed at encouraging local Western Isles businesses to tap into the potential that renewable energy offers the islands.

    15 Jun 12

  • Blog

    Meeting the folks on Lewis

    The weekend of the 9th/10th March marked a significant occasion for us at Aquamarine Power as we unveiled our development plans for a 40MW site near Siadar in Lewis.

    21 Mar 12

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