New Shetland Wind Farm To Be The Most Productive In The World

The Shetland Islands in the north-east of Scotland regularly experience the highest wind speeds in Europe, and to take advantage of this a new on-shore wind farm project has been approved by ministers, despite resistance by local residents. The joint venture between energy giant SSE and Viking Energy Ltd will consist of 103 wind turbines, cut down from 127 by Fergus Ewing, the Scottish energy minister, and will have a 370 megawatt capacity. It will provide electricity to power 175,000 homes, more than 16 times the number on the Shetlands, and generate…

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