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Scottish government has announced funding for a initiative to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy

First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed the project will receive an award of £2.2m. The government has a target for the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s electricity consumption to come from renewable sources by 2020. Environmental charity WWF Scotland welcomed the news saying it would bring extra jobs as well as cheaper energy. The funding will … Continue reading Scottish government has announced funding for a initiative to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy

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Scotland’s renewable energy electricity rises 50 pct in first quarter

The overall increase is primarily due to a record quarter of hydro output, 9.2 percent higher than the previous record quarter at the end of 2011, while wind power is also at record levels, 4 percent higher than the previous record quarter. Scotland’s renewable electricity output rose by 50 percent year-on-year in the first quarter … Continue reading Scotland’s renewable energy electricity rises 50 pct in first quarter

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Senvion (Suzlon) nets 67.65 MW wind energy order in Scotland

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has continued its strong start to 2014 with the signing of a major turbine deal with Scottish energy firm, SSE. This is the fourth contract with SSE and Senvion, and will see the manufacturer supplying turbines to SSE’s … Continue reading Senvion (Suzlon) nets 67.65 MW wind energy order in Scotland

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Moray offshore renewables granted consent for 1.116 mw offshore wind farm

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd today welcomed news that the Scottish Government has awarded it consent for the construction and operation of 1.116MW of offshore wind generation in the Outer Moray Firth. The project, which, on conservative estimates of the wind resource available, will be capeable of meeting the equivalent electricity needs of around 700.000 UK … Continue reading Moray offshore renewables granted consent for 1.116 mw offshore wind farm

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Scottish offshore wind farms to be world’s third largest

Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has announced the formal consent of two adjacent offshore wind farm applications in the outer Moray Firth. Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) and the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL), together will be the world’s third largest offshore wind farm, with up to 326 wind turbines. The developments, sited off the Caithness … Continue reading Scottish offshore wind farms to be world’s third largest

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GE to Provide Wind Power in Scotland

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply SSE Renewables with 10 GE-1.6 megawatt (MW) wind turbines for the Langhope Rig Wind Farm in Scotland. Once operational, the 16-MW Langhope Rig Wind Farm will generate the equivalent energy needs of approximately 15,000 Scottish homes (based on household consumption of 3,300 kWh a year). It … Continue reading GE to Provide Wind Power in Scotland

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Mainstream Renewable Power appoints preferred contractors for 450 MW Scottish offshore wind farm

Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, today announces its preferred contractors to carry out construction works and to supply wind turbines for its proposed 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to be located off the coast of Fife in Scotland. The move follows the conclusion of an 18 month pre-qualification exercise. Mainstream … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power appoints preferred contractors for 450 MW Scottish offshore wind farm

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Nordex Wins 66 MW Wind Energy Order In Scotland

Turbine manufacturer Nordex has received a major contract for a wind farm with Generation Delta wind turbines and will be delivering the “Moy” project for its customer Eneco in 2015. Comprising 20 N100/3300 wind turbines, the wind farm is to be completed in late summer 2016. In addition, Eneco has opted for Nordex’s premium service … Continue reading Nordex Wins 66 MW Wind Energy Order In Scotland

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Donald Trump loses battle against UK wind farm

Donald Trump has bought a five star golf resort on the west coast of Ireland after losing a legal action against a wind farm being built near his golf resort in Aberdeenshire. The billionaire property developer said that while he appealed against the court defeat in Scotland he would be diverting his energies to the … Continue reading Donald Trump loses battle against UK wind farm

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New marine renewables test centre to boost Scotland's offshore wind energy

Scotland's ability to meet its renewable energy targets will be significantly boosted by the creation of a new Marine Renewables Test Centre at the University of Dundee. The Centre will become a leading facility for the development, design and testing of marine renewable construction materials and prototype foundations. 'Scotland is well placed to deliver offshore … Continue reading New marine renewables test centre to boost Scotland's offshore wind energy

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Siemens wind turbine installed at SSE in the UK

6MW turbine SWT-6.0-154 installed on the SSE test site in Hunterston, Scotland. Siemens boosts its commitment in the United Kingdon. Siemens has now installed a market-ready version of its new 6 megawatt (MW) gearless wind turbine on the test site of the power utility SSE, the UK's largest generator of renewable energy. Together with its … Continue reading Siemens wind turbine installed at SSE in the UK

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Vattenfall submits plans for 50-turbine wind farm

The wind farm would be based near Patna, Carsphairn, Dalmellington and New Cumnock. Vattenfall said the project would bring “lasting economic benefit to the local community”, if approved. Vattenfall’s UK Onshore Wind Development Director, Piers Guy, said: “Developments like this not only make a substantial contribution to the environment, they also have a significant positive … Continue reading Vattenfall submits plans for 50-turbine wind farm

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Whitelee wind farm completes expansion

Annual output at Whitelee will be equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 300,000 Scottish households and will prevent the emission of 840,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. IBERDROLA, through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has successfully completed the expansion of Whitelee wind farm in Scotland, which has become one of the most iconic … Continue reading Whitelee wind farm completes expansion

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Centrica Sells 50% Interest in Scottish Wind Farm for GBP59 Million

Utility group Centrica PLC (CNA.LN) said Friday that it has reached an agreement to sell its 50% interest in the 72MW Braes of Doune onshore wind farm in Stirlingshire, Scotland, for 59 million pounds in cash. The stake has been acquired by the Hermes GPE Infrastructure Fund, which is managed by Hermes GPE LLP. Centrica … Continue reading Centrica Sells 50% Interest in Scottish Wind Farm for GBP59 Million

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