Estimate of the tidal stream power resource of the Pentland Firth

19 January 2014

Scott Draper, Thomas A.A. Adcock, Alistair G.L. Borthwick, Guy T. Houlsby

Renewable Energy, Vol 63

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The Pentland Firth is arguably the best-known candidate site for tidal stream power extraction worldwide. In this paper the authors estimate the maximum power that can be extracted by placing tidal stream power devices across the Pentland Firth and/or the individual sub-channels formed by the islands of Swona, Stroma and the Pentland Skerries.