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Like many men (and women) I am a sucker for a shiny new piece of technology.
Sleek cutting edge looks, functions I will never use (much less understand) and a fancy name all tick my consumer box.
So when the computer generated design for Aquamarine Power's updated Oyster wave device, pictured above, dropped in to my inbox I really had to share it.
Putting aside the name - Oyster 2 doesn't quite have the punch of Oyster 2.0, Oyster Plus or Oyster Evolution does it? - it is a lovely looking piece of industrial science fiction style kit.
The technology is said to be the "world's largest working hydro-electric wave energy device" and was installed at Billia Croo near Stromness, Orkney, in the summer.
It works by pumping high pressure water to an onshore hydro-electric turbine which feeds power into the National Grid.