Nova Technology introduces tidal-energy powered EV charging solution


The company has set up EV charging points in Cullivoe Harbour where drivers can charge up energy directly from the sea

British tidal-energy company- Nova Innovation has reportedly developed the first-ever electric vehicle charge point where drivers can fill energy directly from the sea. The EV charge point is situated at Cullivoe Harbour on the Island of Yell in Shetland. This is where the company’s tidal turbines have been offering electricity to businesses and homes for over five years.

As a part of the clean energy transition, Transport Scotland offered grant funds to the Nova project in order to install a robust electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Simon Forrest, CEO, Nova Innovation, was reportedly quoted stating that the firm’s novel technology generates energy from the seas. The ability to power cars through tidal energy will demonstrate the steps undertaken to tackle increasing carbon emission levels and achieve net-zero by working in harmony with the environment.

Simon further added that by November 2021, the initiative help Scotland stand out to gain recognition among countries as it comes to combat rising environmental degradation at COP26. The company provides blue energy solutions that can be adopted globally, delivering electricity directly from the sea to customers to meet their energy requirements for heat, transport, and electricity.

According to a statement by Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, and Connectivity, the latest offering by Nova Innovation will help Scotland meet its net-zero emission transportation targets. The grant by the Scottish Government will support the installation of a new electric-vehicle charging point in Shetland that works completely on renewable tidal power.   

In other news, Nova Innovation received an investment of USD 1.66 million from the Welsh Government for its Enlli tidal power project in North Wales. Seemingly, through this investment Nova Innovation will help the site make a transition from being dependent on diesel to becoming the world’s first blue energy island that will help power cars.  

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