Highlands & Islands

Wave power buoy tested off Scottish coast

Top section of the PB150 PowerBuoy lying on its side
Image caption The top section of the PB150 PowerBuoy lying on its side

Sea trials of a new type of wave power device have got under way in the Moray Firth, almost 38 miles off the Easter Ross coast.

Warwick-based Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) is testing the first of a new generation device which can produce enough electricity for about 150 homes.

It is the largest and most powerful wave power device designed by OPT to-date.

The company said the trials were expected to last up to three months.

They have the consent of the Scottish government.

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