People looking to compare energy prices and switch to a cleaner supplier may be interested to hear that a tidal device has received Ofgem accreditation.
The energy industry regulator approved Marine Current Turbines' SeaGen tidal energy system and has become the first of its kind to receive a Renewable Energy Certificate as a result of its success since being deployed in Stragford Lough in spring last year.
Ofgem accreditation has been provided as a result of the system producing enough electricity to cater for the needs of 1,000 local homes.
Martin Wright, managing director of Marine Current Turbines, said: "At 1.2MW capacity, it is the world's most powerful marine energy device of any kind to be grid connected and has to date generated the most energy from the sea onto the grid."
He also called for greater investment in the marine sector as the UK's current renewables policy favours wind energy.
Tidal and wave energy could prove more reliable than wind turbines as the movement of the oceans is not intermittent.
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