Nova Innovation Ltd were commissioned by the North Yell Development Council to design, build and install a 30kW Nova 30 tidal turbine in the Bluemull Sound in Shetland. The tidal site is situated between Unst and Yell, the two most northerly inhabited islands in the UK.

The Bluemull Sound

The turbine was installed and commissioned in early 2014. It supplied power to an icehouse and local industrial estate on Cullivoe pier. The project was financed through a combination funds from the community, a grant from Shetland Islands Council and a Scottish Government grant provided by Community Energy Scotland.

The project was financed through a combination funds from the community, a grant from Shetland Islands Council and a Scottish Government grant provided by Community Energy Scotland.