Multi-billion offshore wind project receives green light

The Orkney Islands Council has given the go ahead for the West of Orkney Windfarm’s offshore plans

Subsea cable agreement secured for Orkney link

SSEN Transmission has secured a capacity reservation agreement with Nexans to provide subsea and onshore cables for a link from the Orkney Islands to the Scottish mainland

Orkney’s wind project gets go-ahead with Ofgem’s transmission link approval

The project in Orkney Islands comprises three six-turbine community wind farms

Your next Royal Mail delivery waits in the wings!

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 postal drone routes

You’ve got an air-mail!

Royal Mail is testing unmanned crafts to deliver post to remote Scottish Islands while cutting CO2 emissions

Microsoft retrieves underwater data centre powered by tidal and wave energy

This is the final stage of research to investigate if it is logistically, environmentally and economically practical to operate data centre units left on the seafloor for years

Tech start-up Solo Energy bought by Smart Metering Systems

The acquisition is expected to boost Smart Metering Systems’s ambitions in the Virtual Power Plant sector

Giant battery to store energy on the Orkneys

Japanese technology firm Mitsubishi and Scottish energy supplier SSE are going to test the limits of energy storage with what is effectively a gigantic rechargeable battery in the Orkney Islands. The battery will mostly store extra renewable energy generated by the community wind farms on the islands. The trial is meant to show a stable power […]