Green light for 24-turbine Scottish wind farm

A wind farm that will generate enough electricity to power up to 49,000 homes in Scotland has been granted planning consent. The Kype Muir wind project, located five kilometres south […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A wind farm that will generate enough electricity to power up to 49,000 homes in Scotland has been granted planning consent.

The Kype Muir wind project, located five kilometres south of Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, will consist of 26 turbines and have a maximum generating capacity of 104MW.

It will be built by Banks Renewables and is expected to generate around £4 million over the lifetime of the development to the local community. The construction phase of the development is also estimated to create up to 50 on-site jobs.

Scotland’s Energy Fergus Ewing said: “This consent will mean the development will be at the forefront of driving a solution to deal with the aviation radar issues that exist with wind development in the area.”

The project is expected to help contribute towards helping Scotland reach its target of generating 100% of electricity from renewable sources.

Last week the Scottish Government gave the go-ahead for a 22-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway but rejected a similar-sized project in the Borders.