Experimental wave power station near Claddach in 2001, Isle of Islay

Picture of some low buildings on a rocky shoreline, housing an experimental wave power station
Experimental wave power station near Claddach in 2001, Isle of Islay

Another view of the experimental wave power station near Claddach on the Rhinns of Islay, this time in 2001. Waves rolling into the chamber on the left were compressing air in the chamber in the centre, which then powered a special “wind” turbine to generate the electricity. I’ve been told that the air rushing through it made a lot of noise and could be heard for quite a distance. It has long since been closed and decommissioned.

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