World’s largest turbines picked for biggest offshore wind farm in Yorkshire

The Haliade-X 12MW turbine blade is 107 metres long and is said to be bigger than nine London buses or the pitch at Wembley Stadium or the Statue of Liberty

Go-ahead for 67-turbine wind farm in the Highlands

The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for a new 67-tubrine wind farm near Fort Augustus in the Highlands. The Stronelairg project will have a total capacity of 242MW, producing enough electricity to power around 114,000 homes and will also create more than 100 jobs. It will be built by SSE Renewables and is expected […]

Four firms win £2.5m share for offshore wind technologies

Four firms have won a share of £2.5 million to develop technologies that cut the cost of offshore wind energy. Ricardo UK Ltd was awarded £634,980 to develop and demonstrate its drivetrain technologies that are expected to increase the reliability and lifetime of drivetrains for large offshore wind systems. Drivetrains allow energy captured from the […]

Galloper Wind Farm canters on after permission granted

Today the Energy Secretary gave his permission for a new 504MW offshore wind farm near the Sizewell nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast. Project developers RWE npower renewables and SSE renewables can now canter on with building the Galloper wind farm’s 140 turbines. It could generate enough electricity to power as many as 500,000 homes a […]

SSE proposes 27-turbine wind farm

SSE Renewables is proposing to build a 27-turbine wind farm at Sutherland in Scotland. The renewables arm of energy supplier SSE submitted its plans to the Scottish Government this week following a period of public consultation. A public exhibition was held in early December 2011 to inform the local community of the final design. David […]

SSE gets hydro green light

SSE Renewables, the renewables arm of Scottish and Southern Energy, has been given the go-ahead to develop a new 7.5MW hydro electric power station at Kildermorie, Ross-shire. The Kildermorie hydro electric scheme will generate enough electricity to power around 9,400 homes. It will consist of a new dam and storage reservoir at the head of […]

Siemens wins Scottish wind farm deal

Siemens is to provide 68 turbines for the Griffin wind farm in Scotland operated by SSE Renewables. The German company will deliver and install the turbines, which will each provide around 2.3MW of wind power, with the site experiencing total production of 156 MW upon its completion in 2012. Earlier this year, SSER secured £400m […]