An archipelago in the Atlantic wants to add tidal power to energy mix


Situated in the wilds of the northeast Atlantic between Iceland and Scotland, the Faroe Islands are peaceful, remote and beautiful.

The archipelago is also the site of a trial that, using tidal “kite” technology, could radically alter its energy mix and, in the long run, make it greener.

At the beginning of April, Swedish firm Minesto announced that, together with the Faroese utility SEV, it had been granted the necessary permits and consents to install two grid-connected tidal kite systems in the Vestmannasund strait, which is located in the northwest of the Faroe Islands. SEV is the Faroe Islands’ main energy provider.

Minesto’s technology takes the concept of flying a kite and transfers…


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