World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed in Scottish Waters

The world’s most powerful wind turbine has been successfully installed in Aberdeen Bay, providing another first for the record-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Developer Vattenfall announced it yesterday completed the installation of the first of 11 turbines at the site. It also confirmed the new turbine from manufacturer …

Scottish Wind Power Enjoys Record-Breaking Start to 2018

Onshore wind turbines in Scotland are set for another bumper year of generation, with figures for the first three months of 2018 revealing a 44 per cent uptick in wind power output compared to the same time last year. New data released today from WWF Scotland shows onshore wind turbines …

Scottish Islanders Secure £1.3m for Community Renewables System

Residents of the Isle of Canna off the west coast of Scotland have secured £1.3m to largely ditch their diesel power generators in favour of a new community-owned renewable electricity system based on solar PV, wind, and battery storage technologies in a bid to cut fuel usage and costs. Construction …

SmartestEnergy Inks PPA Agreement to Kickstart Construction on 10MW Wind Farm

Work has started on a new Scottish wind farm after energy firm SmartestEnergy agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Whirlwind Renewables to buy the power from the project. Under a 15-year deal announced yesterday, SmartestEnergy will buy electricity from the five-turbine, 10MW Achlachan project in Northern Scotland. The deal …

The World’s First Floating Wind Farm has Already Exceeded Expectations

Hywind is the first commercial floating wind farm, located more than 15 miles off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the North Sea. Built by Norwegian conglomerate Statoil, the six turbines came online last October, generating 30MW of power. Since that time, the wind farm has exceeded expectations, with a …

University Of Edinburgh Will Fully Divest From Fossil Fuels Within 3 Years

The University of Edinburgh in Scotland has announced that it will completely divest from all investments in fossil fuels within three years in a move that goes a long way toward achieving the University’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. The move to divest is a big deal in …

Springfield Properties Promises EV Charging as Standard for New Homes

Scottish housebuilder Springfield Homes has become one of the first firms in the UK to promise to include electric vehicle (EV) charging points in all its new developments. Springfield announced late last week that 7kW cabling for EV charging will be installed as standard in all its new homes, starting …