Turning Tidal
A submerged turbine is turning one of the world's fastest tidal areas into a power generator in Northern Ireland.
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2011 07:05

Strangford Lough, near Belfast runs cold, swift and deep, and is one of the fastest tidal areas in the world. Under the surface lies a submerged turbine that looks like a cross between an airplane propeller and an underwater windmill, converting the energy of tidal flows into electricity.

Green, clean and unlikely to harm marine life, the 300-tonne turbine is generating enough electricity to power 1,000 houses. Oliver Steeds travels to Northern Ireland's coast to find out about the potential of tidal power.

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