Orkney Renewables

Charting a successful passage for marine renewables

Welcome to your first port of call for everything you need to know about Orkney’s global role in the drive to harness energy from the seas around us. 

With some of Europe’s best wave and tidal resources, these islands lie at the heart of a renewables revolution.

The majority of projects announced in the world’s first leasing round for commercial marine energy generation will be developed in Orkney waters.

Orkney is also home to EMEC, the European Marine Energy Centre, where pioneering developers are using world-leading test facilities to perfect the technologies needed to convert wave and tidal energy into electricity we can use in our everyday lives.

Making marine energy work is what Orkney is all about. An impressive supply chain of local businesses is geared up to support wave and tidal developers. Major investment will result in new harbour facilities. And Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council are pro-active in their backing for marine renewables.

Browse our website and discover why Orkney stands centre stage - the natural home for a new energy sector of global importance.

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Ceremony recognises Orkney’s business achievements

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness recently to celebrate success at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards, presented by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. The awards showcased the achievemen Full Story...

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated at EMEC

EMEC has generated green hydrogen gas demonstrating potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney. This is the f Full Story...

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