The biggest offshore wind farm in the world is on the verge of being built off the northern Scottish coast. Once built, it will be capable of powering 40% of the homes in Scotland.
For a price of £4.5 billion, the complex located off Caithness will contain 339 turbines covering a total of 300 square kilometres, and have a generation capacity of 1.5 gigawatts. That will make it 50% larger than the London Array located off Kent.
“The renewable industry has hailed it as a watershed moment but warned these new deep water farms might only be fully realised if the government provides policy stability by pushing through its proposed Energy Bill.”
The wind farm is being put together by Moray Offshore Renewables, which is a joint venture between the Spanish oil company Repsol, and part of the Portuguese power group EDP… Read more