Norwegian power company to buy or build 300-MW Scottish onshore wind turbine fleet – Scottish Energy News

  Norwegian power company Statkraft and Airvolution Clean Energy have formed an onshore wind development partnership to build a project pipeline of 300 MW investable project opportunities for Scotland. Airvolution will work exclusively on behalf of Statkraft to identify, explore and bring forward opportunities to secure development rights for projects in Scotland. Earlier this year,
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Skye small-wind chief calls for ‘parity’ with large power suppliers – Scottish Energy News

The Skye small-wind turbine manufacturer has called on the UK Government to help operators to produce ‘green’ electricity supply from their own while permitting access to the equivalent amount of energy generated by these turbines from the local grid. Gerry Lalonde, Chief Executive, Orenda Energy Solutions wants to encourage the small-wind industry to leverage a
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Sturgeon to open world’s first floating wind farm – Herald

Andrew Whitaker THE world’s first full-scale floating wind farm is to be formally opened by Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday. Power will be brought to 20,000 homes from the wind farm, known as Hywind, moored 25km off the coast of Peterhead The technology being trialled allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for
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This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech – Renewable Energy World

Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be the first European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine. The company entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement with GE to purchase all of the output from the 37-MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. The
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Crossburns wind farm plan rejected; Scottish Government throws out proposals – Daily Record

Rachel Clark Objectors fearing the presence of more turbines in Highland Perthshire have welcomed a decision by the Scottish Government to reject a proposal for a controversial wind farm. Plans for Crossburns wind farm will now not go ahead after the planning reporter refused an application which could have seen 25 turbines with a maximum
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Inquiry into controversial Loch Awe wind farm – Press and Journal

  By Rita Campbell An inquiry into a controversial windfarm in a scenic part of Argyll will be held next month. Argyll and Bute Council refused planning permission for the 18-turbine Upper Sonachan Wind Park because it was felt it would have an adverse impact on the landscape. Mountaineering Scotland had also objected, claiming the
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