At the start of May Iridescent Ideas embarked on a research trip to Scotland to visit two great examples of community owned hydro schemes and a tidal turbine manufacturer. The purpose of the trip was to understand how these ideas could be replicated in Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City.
Thanks to support from Paul Hamlyn's Ideas and Pioneers fund we have been able to develop a study into the potential of a community owned tidal turbine for the benefit of Plymouth. The funding helped us visit a working example in Scotland and what we learned was fanstatic.
It was an extremely worthwhile trip and it was very inspiring to see example of communities coming together to do something great for the benefit of the people who live there.
The challenge for us is to find suitable locations and build a team to help make our idea become a reality. Watch this space............
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