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the 300

[Channel 4 News] Power generation: the new wave 2008.03.31

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By Julian Rush: The world's first commercial tidal turbine will be fixed to the seabed by Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough. It is the world's first commercial tidal turbine, and it will produce the first electricity ever brought ashore from British tidal waters. The 300-tonne turbine put in place in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough will generate energy sustainably, with no noise and zero emissions. The turbine will be fixed to the seabed in the mouth of the lough - one of the fastest tidal flows on earth - where it is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.