Individuals looking for cheap energy supplies from renewable sources may be interested in a new project to take advantage of tidal power in Scotland.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has confirmed it intends to test its new tidal electricity generation system at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.
The news was welcomed by first minister Alex Salmond, who said the decision recognised the country's large potential for green power.
"I am determined that we continue to encourage world-leading companies like KHI to work with us in developing pioneering technologies that can power the economies of the future and benefit the generations that follow us," he said.
The minister added that, with Scotland being home to a quarter of Europe's tidal energy sources, it is vital this potential is harnessed to help the country meet its green goals.
This week, Mr Salmond also outlined plans to separate the nation's energy system from the rest of the UK so the devolved government has more direct control over its natural resources.
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