Government of Barbados take in Orkney and Scotland’s marine renewables success
A delegation from the Government of Barbados has visited the Orkney Islands and Glasgow to learn how Scotland has become an international leader in marine renewable energy and has delivered over 100% or it electricity demand from renewables.
The delegation, hosted by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), spent two days touring Scotland’s leading wave and tidal energy open sea test facilities. They also met with Orkney-based marine energy stakeholders including Aquatera, Green Marine, Wello, and the Orkney Islands Council to learn from Orkney’s marine renewables success story.
While in Glasgow, the delegation met other members of the Sustainable Islands International (SII) programme, which is managed by Ricardo on behalf of Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International including Aggreko, Star Renewables, ITP Energised and Wood. The SII programme supports companies that are looking to increase their international reach and export capabilities in the sustainable energy sector.
For more information on this story, and to find out how the Sii programme is transferring leading edge technology from Scotland to island states around the world, please read the full press release here.
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