SCOTTISH ISLANDS OFFER UNIQUE ONSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SITES

WITH average annual mean wind speeds exceeding 10 metres-per-second (m/s), the islands off Scotland's north and north-west coast offer a unique opportunity for developers to reap offshore-type wind yields on onshore sites. Combined, Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) host nearly a gigawatt of fully consented, but as yet mainly unbuilt, wind farms, to be owned by the local community and generators including SSE and EDF. For more than a decade, the UK and Scottish governments have worked with Ofgem (the UK Office of Gas and Electricity ...


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